SciArt on YouTube: 3blue1brown

This week I am a bit behind because of NON-BLOG writing (very exciting stuff. Full details next week). So I’ll use my blog post today to write briefly about somebody else whose work inspires me, rather than making something content heavy myself. 3blue1brown is one of my favorite YouTubers. His videos take a different approach … Continue reading SciArt on YouTube: 3blue1brown

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SciArtist Profile: Jules Verne

Black and white photo of an ageing Jules Verne.

Jules Verne was the first “classic” (AKA old) author I fell in love with. I read the Great Illustrated Classics edition of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea as a child and was thrilled by the adventures of Captain Nemo and the Nautilus. That edition was highly simplified of course, which is something I love about … Continue reading SciArtist Profile: Jules Verne

Science Theatre Scratch Night

Page of illegible notes for Edinburgh Science Festival Science Theatre Scratch Night

Had the privilege of attending a fabulous event as part of the Edinburgh Science Festival (which, SURPRISE, I am also working for. See my badge below!): Science Theatre Scratch Night. I found it illuminating and inspiring. The evening consisted of six short performances about science across a range of theatrical styles. There were monologues, short … Continue reading Science Theatre Scratch Night

Microbiology Stories and a Science Comic

I think what drew me to science was never data, figures, or facts. I always like the stories. That’s certainly how I ended up in biology. Though I’ve come to realize there are stories to be told in any area of science, biology particularly lends itself to narrative conceptualization. Species and organisms are characters. The … Continue reading Microbiology Stories and a Science Comic

SciArtist Profile: John James Audubon

Oil painting of John James Audubon holding a gun strapped to his body

One of the finest illustrators of the 19th century and an exhaustive researcher, John James Audubon made his mark across disciplines with his work on birds. He identified 25 new species of bird in his lifetime, and his major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America, is considered one of the finest ornithological works … Continue reading SciArtist Profile: John James Audubon

Technology and Design: Adobe Illustrator

This topic might do well for another little series. I have been thinking a great deal lately about how the role technology plays in two-dimensional design. This is mostly because I am highly interested in design, but don’t consider myself a very skilled draftsman. But technology allows me to be a designer without cultivating the … Continue reading Technology and Design: Adobe Illustrator