This Show is Curated by a Machine

Call for submission for artwork to the Museum of Wild and Newfangled. They are an online museum that actually did a decent job with their user interface as opposed to some other online shows that apparently created a zooming in and out nightmare 🙂 Their show is meant to be a direct answer to...

New artwork

A few new artworks, for sale on Society6 and Redbubble. A pattern of assorted algae under the microscope, watercolour rendering of Penicillium under the microscope, graphic interpretation of Giant Kelp, and illustration of a Nigella seed pod, and a graphic rendering of a Barreleye fish....

A bit of fun with Dorothy

Like many of us, I've had a lot of time in 2020 to watch TV and many streaming services. Amongst others I re-watched the Golden Girls and was fascinated with Dorothy's fashion. I created a small series of some of her iconic rolled-up sleeve outfits, as well as three bonus items: her aerobics outfit,...

30 animals that made us smarter

Well, it’s a slow news day, month, year… With no access to a lab this year, I’ve not been able to share a lot of news about my own projects. In the meantime, I’m posting interesting stories, creatures, ideas, etc. I come across. The BBC series 30 Animals That Made Us Smarter, was recommended...

Shimmering bees

Bees are awesome, right? I recently heard about "Shimmering" on QI, my favourite non-sensical informative TV show. Shimmering can be described as a Mexican wave, a sort of synchronised pulse going through the entire hive to make it look like a single entity to fend off enemies. It looks amazing, check out the video...

Keeping a clear head

This is a barreleye fish with a transparent head. Since their tubular eyes are generally directed upwards to detect the silhouettes of potential prey, evolution provided a kind of panorama ceiling (if you've ever been on a Swiss alpine train). Check out the video below. (Header image from Our Breathing Planet)...

Have your maid do it

There are many women in science that you have probably never heard off. Partly there were of course fewer women allowed to be active in the sciences for a long time and there is general an issue related to lack of signature (not just in the sciences, but also the arts, etc), where the...