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...

Mecanismos – [+a]rt and Music

UC San Diego Academic Connections STE[+a]M Course Title: Building Musical Instruments (Real and Imaginary) Feature Example from Animusic: ...

Theo Jansen – Animaris Rhinoceros

This post was inspired by Weezie H. from Colorado, the Animaris Rhinoceros Transport creation is a type of animal with a steel skeleton and a polyester skin. It looks as if there is a thick layer of sand coating the animal. It weighes 2 tons...

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....

[+a]rt and Science: Albert Einstein

Science is knowledge and art is the application of knowledge. True art is based on science, even if that is not the intent of the artist....

The Merging Of Art And Science As A Communication Tool

People are sometimes surprised to hear that I am both a research scientist and an artist, but I see them as quite similar in purpose, only different medium. They both involve imagination, visualization, and communication of those ideas in a way that makes it accessible...

BioEASI: UCSD Students Provide a Fresh Look at Science

UCSD has a tremendous array of talented students. This week I met two UCSD students who have inspired me through their work in creating BioEASI. The mission of BioEASI is to reignite public interest in and subsequent support for science and technology by making...