Artist of the week: Eugenie Lee

Eugenie Lee is a Korean-born visual artist whose work focuses on the human body and mind. Over the past two decades, while suffering from chronic pain due to endometriosis, Lee became aware of the gap between the experience of the patient and the manner medical science observes and measures. Her art is designed to bridge this gap […]

Leonardo DiCaprio and… coral bleaching?

A few months ago on Instagram Leonardo DiCaprio (who is an environmentalist as well as an actor these days) posted a picture highlighting global coral bleaching as a result of warm sea temperatures. He quoted an article noting that “[researchers] fear that thanks to warm sea temperatures, the ultimate result could be the loss of […]

Artist of the week: Jill Pelto

With a double major in studio art and earth science, Jill Pelto is perfectly positioned to use her creative and research skills to communication environmental science. Data forms plays a vital role in her artwork. In her current work – Jill uses imagery (including melting glaciers and wild forest fires) to depict the impact of our […]

Artist of the week: Lynn Taylor

Lynn Taylor is a visual artist who works in her Lighthouse Studio on the Otago Peninsula. She recently paired up with her daughter, Petra Fersterer – a particle physicist, to create a visual expression of Petra’s research, which looks at trapping ultra-cold atoms. “Atoms are constantly moving, which makes them difficult to observe. To even attempt […]

Communicating science through stories

At the Walkey’s Freelance Focus Conference in August, the keynote speaker Noah Rosenburg (founder and CEO of Narratively) spoke on what makes a story. Narratively, described by Rosenburg as the ultimate storytelling website, is home to ‘slow’, long-form journalism. Slow journalism refers to Narratively’s practice of publishing just one piece per week with all the additions needed to capture the story’s essence. If […]

Three artists putting their own spin on sciart

Fabian Oefner I’ve written before about Fabian Oefner, a Swiss photographer who creates varied and complex work. This series (below) builds on his love for art and science. When he spoke with TED Fabian said, “The most important quality of science or art is curiosity. That’s what keeps me going and always finding something new.” Gemma Warriner […]