Thursday, March 13, 2014

Voyage of Discovery has been Discovered

Well, at least a little. Some people have written some nice things about the show. Have a look:

Grist,  March 13, 2014

Inhabitat, March 10, 2014

Last Word on Nothing, March 4, 2014

BoingBoing, March 4, 2014
Art Inspired by the Melting Arctic, by Maggie Koerth-Baker

Symbiartic/Scientific American, March 4, 2014

And here's a link to video of my NAS talk on "Art and Science as Ways of Knowing"

Friday, March 7, 2014

Science Jewelry on Etsy: An Incomplete List

Somebody asked me on twitter this morning if I knew of a list of science themed jewelry shops on etsy. Since I didn't, and for the sake of procrastinating on other tasks, I decided to make one. This list is by no means complete and I invite readers to submit additions in the comments. Please note: there is a LOT of copycat jewelry on etsy, including science themed stuff. Just search for a caffeine molecule necklace if you want to see for yourself. I tried to include on this list only shops that I am fairly-to-highly certain are designing and making their own work. If I'm wrong about that, please let me know.

In no particular order:

Nervous System. Beautiful, sophisticated takes on structures from science and nature, in a variety of materials. 

Dimonus. Gorgeous and unique enamel and gem jewelry. Many of their designs are based on plant cells.

Norsola. Funky metal designs based on biology and astronomy themes, among others.

Giroofasaurus Vexed. Ceramic jewelry with biological motifs including viruses, mitosis, nudibranchs and many others. 

Elinart: Amazing embroidered jewelry and accessories featuring lichens and mold. 

Noadi. Mostly polymer clay and resin pieces, many with microbiology and marine biology themes.

Super Photon Factory. Laser cut wood jewelry including viruses, flasks and more.

NBDesigns. Precious Metal Clay jewelry in biological motifs ranging from the safe (flasks, DNA) to the adventurous (chick embryos) 

Nicholas and Felice. Silver jewelry stamped with geeky symbols from math and physics.

SurlyRamics. Surly Amy is the queen of skeptic and general science themed ceramics. 

Mars Bling. An accessory line made with images sourced from NASA missions.