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the greatest poetry

“The greatest poetry is revealing to the reader the beauty in something that was so simple you had taken it for granted.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson I’ve been trying to say something like this for years. Leave it an astrophysicist to come up with the…  read more


the camera changed the way we behaved

May 15, 2008 in Art as a professiontopics:

I wanted to share this clip from This American Life, beautifully animated by Chris Ware. It is a story about a class of 5th graders who began making fake video cameras, and how those cameras effected the way they interacted with each other. Fascinating story,…  read more


the beauty of science

June 14, 2007 in Art as a professiontopics:

The New York Times has a good article today on Felice Frankel, an artist who is the head of the Envisioning Science program at Harvard. She uses “cameras, microscopes and other tools to display the beauty of science.” It’s wonderful stuff. Part of me has…  read more


art from the sun

April 24, 2007 in Art as a professiontopics:

I was reading the news this morning, with coffee and scone firmly in hand, when I stumbled on some beautiful art that really knocked my socks off. The artist? The scientists behind the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) mission. Two robot probes were launched last…  read more


Einstein on art and science

“Where the world ceases to be the stage for personal hopes and desires, where we, as free beings, behold it in wonder, to question and to contemplate, there we enter the realm of art and science. If we trace out what we behold and experience…  read more


Emotion of shapes

March 28, 2006 in Art as a professiontopics:

The Cognitive Daily has another interesting post, talking about how we assign emotions to graphic shapes based on how they are arranged. For example, a triangle that is sitting on its base appears to be “strong”, while a triangle that is tilting on its point…  read more


The process of seeing

February 25, 2006 in Art as a professiontopics:

In an article about how infants learn to see, the Cognitive Daily recently gave a good description of the process of sight: “When we perceive the world visually, we’re not just passively ‘seeing’ what’s there, we’re constantly determining where one object ends and the next…  read more


Perception of emotion

January 21, 2006 in Art as a professiontopics:

I recently discovered a fun blog, the Cognitive Daily. I concentrated in cognitive science and linguistics in college, and my studies perception, language, and metaphor have been a great source of inspiration for my abstract photography. So it was a nice surprise recently to discover…  read more


Doctor, my eyes

January 20, 2006 in Art as a professiontopics:

There’s always a lot of talk in the digital photography world about calibration — making sure that what you see in your camera looks the same on screen and on paper. Although we try to get as close as possible, it’s pretty much a futile…  read more