Maybe one of the reasons I post this kind of stuff so often on this blog isn’t just because the blog is supposed to be seeking out the intertwinings of art and science, but because it makes me feel better. On my desk right now I have two sketches: one of my interpretation of ballistic photons, based off a term I read in a book (although I later decided they were berserk rather than ballistic); and the other is of a species of butterfly I just randomly made up and started drawing because I was reading about bugs. I decided to name it morpho exercisii, because nymphis would have not been a work-appropriate genus (I had to look those up, I’m not THAT much of a nerd).
Anyway, seeing other people geek out and express their science in artistic ways just warms my heart and makes me feel less alone.
Item One – an interview with fashion and technology guru Diana Eng:
With a new book that brings tech-savvy to the fashion set, designer Diana Eng takes another step in her quest to unite science and style. In only four short years since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, fashion designer and self-proclaimed nerd Diana Eng has appeared on the hit game show Project Runway, co-founded the Brooklyn-based hacker collective NYC Resistor, and studied biomimetics at the University of Bath in the UK. Now Eng has released her first book, a DIY style manual called Fashion Geek. Popsci.com sat down with Eng to talk about the intersection of fashion and technology, the future of interactive clothing, and the difference between “nerds” and “geeks.”
Item Two – Geological Embroidery
Got any science-themed art you want to share?