Mixing Biology with Art

Mixing a passion for biology with a talent for art, senior biology student, Jacqueline Dillard, creates detailed illustrations for local researchers. Recently, one of those illustrations was featured on the September cover of the Journal of Paleontology....

Academic Connections to the Real World

Perhaps not surprisingly, many dropouts are brilliant, and might thrive if truly challenged with a curriculum that is not only "real world" but worldly in the sense that the subject matter allows them to explore the outer reaches of their mind, the outer limits of...

Michael Pawlyn: Using nature’s genius in [+a]rchitecture

How can architects build a new world of sustainable beauty? By learning from nature. At TEDSalon in London, Michael Pawlyn describes three habits of nature that could transform architecture and society: radical resource efficiency, closed loops, and drawing energy from the sun....

Fraser Stoddart: Mingling Art with Science

Just as an interest in art history and topology took Fraser Stoddart into the molecular world of the Borromean Link so did the chance discovery of the molecular Solomon Link, amongst some Borromeates, take him back into the arena of art history. And so the...

Kinetic Engineering with BMW (South Africa) – Defining innovation

The beauty of Art and Engineering when they come together is magic.  Shot in the Netherlands utilising the moving sculptures of world-renowned artist Theo Jansen, this commercial, entitled "Kinetic Sculptures" forms part of a broader campaign which serves to highlight BMW's market leadership in the...

Theo Jansen: The [+a]rt of creating creatures

Artist Theo Jansen demonstrates the amazingly lifelike kinetic sculptures he builds from plastic tubes and lemonade bottles. His creatures are designed to move -- and even survive -- on their own....