Saturday, November 29, 2008

Photography, Science and Jazz

In several previous blogs (Haeckel, Calder, Jess, Merian, and Baer) I referred to the occasional overlapping of art and technology.

The recent Scientific American magazine has an article on the 2008 BioScapes Photo Competition: story and photos. Entrants were allowed to use computers to enhance the images, turning scientific study into computer photo art. If you're still not sufficiently impressed, see the Nikon Small World Photomicrography competition.

For a completely different take on revealing the art in science, see the December 1 issue of The New Yorker magazine, which has an article on the collaboration between a musician and a biologist: Swing Science.

My latest series of digital prints is about grids other than the Cartesian. So far, I've covered curvilinear, parabolic spiral, sinusoidal, and cubic functions. Here's the last print, a grid following a cubic function in one axis:

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