Friday 18 February 2011

ScienceOnline11 - Science-Art session now online!

The ScienceOnline11 session Science-Art: The Burgeoning Fields of Niche Artwork Aimed at Scientific Disciplines is now online here!  Or you can watch it below.

ScienceOnline encourages an unconference format - no lecture-lecture-lecture-questions here.  Instead, we present some images, some background pose a few questions, and then engage the participants. Comments are appearing on the ScienceOnline site already.  The audio is a bit off the first few seconds and then quickly sounds really clear.

Topics covered include a wide range:
  • How do artists online decide when to charge and when to allow use for free?
  • The changing face of neandertals with society's sense of liberalism.
  • Can art influence research?
  • How important is accuracy?
  • Why do scientists create art?
  • Why do artists engage science?  And more. 


Science-Art H264 Widescreen 960x540 from Smartley-Dunn on Vimeo.

I'd like to thank my co-moderators John Hawks and David Orr again for making the session so engaging and insightful, as well as our in-room and online participants.  And especially I'd like to thank the video editors and technicians on hand that day. Bravo Smartley-Dunn.

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Original artwork on The Flying Trilobite Copyright to Glendon Mellow


Marco Meredith said...

Will have to have a look through this tonight, hope things are going well for you and your family Glen!

Glendon Mellow said...

Thanks Marco! I cover many of the areas I have discussed in the past on this blog and on LinkedIn. John and David had some pretty fascinating takes on the impact art can have on the science. I was happy to watch it again.

Everything's good with the family! Calvin's growing fast. He started smiling last week, and it's awesome.

Anonymous said...

Hello Glendon, my name is Lena and just recently I was googling some images and came across your series of artwork featuring candles embedded with DNA and I loved it. Beautiful idea. Your work is really inspiring. Scientific illustrations are rarely so creative - any microbiology book is filled with basic geometric shapes and primary colors.

I also enjoyed the discussion very much. Many interesting points rose from that.
I'm not an artist. I'm studying medical lab science and art and images have been probably my best tool of learning and understanding concepts that otherwise (because I'm not creative enough to imagine them myself) would have been hard to understand. Even if they are not a 100% scientifically accurate, it conveys and idea or sparks the memory to remember the main idea, to which details comes later.
Art and science definitely go hand in hand together and enrich each other by providing different ways to express the same concept.


Glendon Mellow said...

Thanks so much Lena!

Reactions like yours are why I what I do.

I've actually made 3 DNA-Candle Vanitas paintings, for weddings for friends. Which did you see? Purple, reddish, or yellow?

Glad you enjoyed the session. John and David were so excellent and interesting, and I thought we had a really engaged crowd.

Anonymous said...

I actually viewed all of them but the one that caught my attention the most had the purple candles. All of them are beautifully done painting but what drew me towards them is the idea behind it. Very unique idea to represent life. Striking.


Glendon Mellow said...
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Glendon Mellow said...

Thanks again Lena.

I think an explanation for the DNA Candles is here.

28 February, 2011 7:24:00 PM EST

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