Posts tagged science
Anatomical Illustrations by Jacques Gautier d’Agoty
19th Century Astronomical Illustrations via The Beauty of the Heavens (1842)
Anatomical Drawings by Andreas Vesalius
“Nevertheless, the fact is that there is nothing as dreamy and poetic, nothing as radical, subversive, and psychedelic, as mathematics. It is every bit as mind blowing as cosmology or physics… and allows more freedom of expression than poetry, art, or music… Mathematics is the purest of the arts, as well as the most misunderstood.” - Paul Lockhart
Insect Illustrations by Cornelia Hesse-Honegger
Strange Inventions from the Past (Part 1)
- A hat that is also a radio. (USA, 1931)
- A bike for the entire family… that also has a built in sewing machine. (USA, 1939)
- A piano for bedridden people. (England, 1935)
- A shield to protect the face during snow storms and blizzards. (Canada, 1939)
- Glasses that enable you to read while lying down. (England, 1936)
Paper Mache Bee Models by Dr. Louis Thomas Jerôme Auzoux (1797-1880)
Happy Carl Sagan day!
In honor of this momentous occasion, I made a quick little playlist of Sagan-themed videos. I apologize if there is any overlap in the content, I just chose some of my favourites. His whole Cosmos series is also available to watch on Hulu, here.
Take this day to educate yourself a bit more on what we’ve accomplished through science, love, and human curiosity.
The Horse in Motion by Eadweard Muybridge
In 1872, the former governor of California Leland Stanford, a businessman and race-horse owner, hired Muybridge for some photographic studies. He had taken a position on a popularly debated question of the day — whether all four feet of a horse were off the ground at the same time while trotting. The same question had arisen about the actions of horses during a gallop. The human eye could not break down the action at the quick gaits of the trot and gallop. […] Stanford sought out Muybridge and hired him to settle the question.
Wooden Box with Horseshoe Magnet by Caleb Charland
Wonder is a state of mind somewhere between knowledge and uncertainty. It is the basis of my practice and results in images that are simultaneously familiar and strange. I utilize everyday objects and fundamental forces to illustrate experiences of wonder. Each photograph begins with a simple question “How would this look? Is that possible? What would happen if…?” and develops through a sculptural process of experimentation. As I explore the garage and search through the basement to solve these pictures, I find ways to exploit the mysterious qualities of these everyday objects and familiar materials.