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Afton Kern

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My newest blog post about why I think it's good to draw in class (especially science classes!) I've included some sketches and drawings that were done in my classes as examples, along with explanations for the drawings.
Note- This is a long post! Enjoy! I draw in class a lot. I have piles of notes that I've saved because of both the sketches and ideas that would come up and the interesting information during lectu...
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Mieke Roth

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What if.. I didn't follow conventions? http://miekeroth.com/2015/08/10/look-and-feel/ 
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Josh Witten

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Soft materials meet hard science in Radical Elements, an exhibition at the National Academy of Sciences featuring 40 contemporary art quilts, each inspired by a different element from the periodic table. The works in the show, organized by Studio Art…
Soft materials meet hard science in Radical Elements, an exhibition at the National Academy of Sciences featuring 40 contemporary art quilts, each inspired by a different element from the periodic ...
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A photo of my exhibition CODE now on in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. L to R: 'Universal Code' - 'Privileged Landscape?' - 'Where There's Life There's...' All oil on linen.
'Universal Code' and 'Where There's Life There's...' have ribbons of binary code repeating the word LIFE. "Universal Code' plays with Cambridge University's Prof Nick Bostrom's theory that all of existence is a computer simulation. And,  'Where There's Life There's...' ponders upon the old saying 'where there's life there's hope'...and I am suggesting the 21st century saying might be 'where there's life there's code'. In this painting the tree-of-life offers alternative suggestions...maybe?
 http://kathrynbrimblecombeart.blogspot.com.au/p/code.html
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Afton Kern

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A drawing of a Dryopithecus skull I am working on for my school's anthropology lab manual. The skull was drawn from a cast created by Bone Clones that shows the skull in its original deformed state.
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Another week, another #blog  ; this one is on how to piece together a #botanicalillustration  when you've not gpt a specimen to hand...but you do have a deadline.  Behold the joys and pitfalls of working from photo reference...

http://www.lizzieharper.co.uk/news/article/150/Botanical_Illustration_Working_from_Photo_reference
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Great article! And so true about working from life, I prefer to draw specimens from life as I can see the details in three dimensions. On a screen, it can be difficult to figure out what structures overlie another and how they are connected.
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In this post I write about my thoughts when I was painting a work on paper I have called 'Entrance Entrance'. These thoughts range from space travel to AI. The word 'entrance' is also played with...ie: an entrance or to entrance. The image below is of the 3D glasses I have ready for my forthcoming exhibition CODE. It was pointed out ot me a few years ago that my paintings would 'go' 3D with 3D glasses. And, to my upmost surprise many of them do. I like the fact that this, augments my interest in other dimensions.
Entrance is a fantastic word. It holds meanings that play with nuance. One meaning for entrance is that of a literal entry, like a gate, an opening, a foyer...something that allows or guides arrival at a place. One can also sit entrance exams that upon successfully completing allow entry into an ...
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Josh Witten

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The Art of Science: Comet-Chasing Shoes

New York based design team Studio SWINE (led by architect Azusa Murakami and artist Alexander Groves) were so inspired by the landing of the Philae probe on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko that they wanted to celebrate it by making shoes. Shoes that look…
New York based design team Studio SWINE (led by architect Azusa Murakami and artist Alexander Groves) were so inspired by the landing of the Philae probe on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko that the...
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Thank you, Bruce.
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Welcome to the SciArt Circle, moderated by +Glendon Mellow and +Kalliopi Monoyios of Symbiartic on Scientific American. This community invites creators to post their own artwork and links, or bloggers writing interviews and reviews of science-art to post their own links. This is a public community so everyone may enjoy the content posted by artists. To join, make sure we know you are a creator! Fill out your profile. Imagery enables insight, and transforms understanding. Your science-related visual art is welcome here!

Art Science Gallery

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Hi everyone! We have 3 open calls for #sciart  going on right now at www.artsciencegallery.com/opencall. Wanted to let you know so you can check them out! Also, anyone in NYC -- we'll be there Sept 26-27th at the World Maker Faire New York at the NY Hall of Science. Come and make art with us :) 
Greetings, and thank you for your interest in our open calls for science-inspired artwork! Current opportunities are listed below.   OPEN CALL FOR ARTWORK ABOUT CRITICALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES Reportage drawing of ivory crush in Times Square, NYC © Jedidiah Dore 2015. We are seeking submissions of artworks for In Danger (or, you should really, really give a shit), a group art exhibition about critically endangered species. This exhibition seeks to ...
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Rolling my petri dish piece Biotectonics

#elainewhittaker #bioart #sciart
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Toni Conn

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Afton Kern

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My completed anthropology lab manual drawings
My current job is to create 8 different illustrations of primate skulls and dentition for Cosumnes River College's Anthropology lab manual. The drawings will then be scanned and sent to my employer...
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Tommy Leung

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Impostor Story
This is a piece that I did over a month ago for a radio interview. It was for a show call Creepy but Curious and on that episode I was talking about Cuckoo Bees and Cuckoo Birds. You can listen to it here: https://soundcloud.com/abcnsw/9-6-cbc-imposter-bees-and-birds
Earlier today, I recorded yet another episode of ;Creepy but Curious ;- a monthly radio segment that I have been doing on the local radio since 2013. And with every segment that I do, I als...
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Afton Kern

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Just finished my drawing of a Sivapithecus skull. Sivapithecus is a relative of today's Orangutans. The skull is missing its right eye orbital and the entire braincase.
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Josh Witten

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Dawn Holder’s Monoculture is a porcelain replica of that American ideal, the perfect green lawn. Holder explains that she focused on the lawn because of its “multivalent nature.” “It is a “natural space” in that it is comprised of plants and landforms,…
Dawn Holder’s Monoculture is a porcelain replica of that American ideal, the perfect green lawn. Holder explains that she focused on the lawn because of its “multivalent nature.” “It is a “natural ...
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Josh Witten

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Artists have explored the beauty of decay  for hundreds of years. Images of dying flowers and falling-down buildings are potent reminders that life is fleeting and that nothing we build will last forever.  But of all the painters and poets that have…
Artists have explored the beauty of decay  for hundreds of years. Images of dying flowers and falling-down buildings are potent reminders that life is fleeting and that nothing we build will last f...
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Tommy Leung

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Koolasuchus and Dead Clade Walking
So... I decided to draw a prehistoric amphibian as an anime character in order to explain a palaeontological concept...because apparently that's a thing I do these days... (http://the-episiarch.deviantart.com/gallery/54551550/PalaeoAnime)
 
Dead Clade Walking
Koolasuchus was the last of the temnospondyl amphibians, it lived alongside dinosaurs such as Leaellynasaura in southern Australia during the Early Cretaceous. It was the final surviving member of a group which has been a Dead Clade Walking since the Triassic-Jurassic mass extinction event.
This weekend, I decided to draw to draw a Koolasuchus as Ononoki Yotsugi - a character from the Monogatari series anime to explain the concept of Dead Clade Walking
Dead Clade Walking is a term coined by scientist David Joblonski to describe a lineage that survived a mass extinction but either (1) died out a few million years later, ;or (2) suffered a sign...
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Thanks +Sarah Snell-Pym!
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For #cephalopodweek, bringing out a little ammonite quilt I made two years ago.  - Joni Seidenstein - Google+
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+Michelle Davis Oh my gosh, you are so lovely! If it helps, the work I make is ready to be hung, no need to frame it! All you need is a nail :D  

As to "All Dressed Up," I'm thrilled that you like it so much!
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My next exhibition opens in a month, here in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The exhibition is called CODE. The paintings in the exhibition are my reflections on the influence of technology, particularly emerging technologies that may pose existential risks. I will admit to liking the contrariness of reflecting upon technology with painting.
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