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Welcome to the SB&F Editor's Blog. I am Maria Sosa, Editor-in-Chief of SB&F. Through this blog I hope to interact with the SB&F community and post news and information related to science books, videos, authors, opportunities and other topics of interest to our readers. I hope you find the blog useful and entertaining. Please, join the conversation by posting a comment on our Facebook page. I'd love to hear from you!


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  • The Science and Art of Photography

    Guest Blogger: Ann Williams, Art Director, SB&F Scientific photography is both an "art" and a "science", where artists and scientists strive to better understand the world around them. Yet art and science differ greatly in their aim and their practice. Art concerns itself with aesthetically pleasing images. The artistic part of photography includes the photographer's artistic goals, his composition, his vision, inspiration and the use of art-related concepts. Understanding the "art" is essential to good photography, but cannot be performed by itself. One cannot learn and master art first and then just take photographs. It requires practice; experimentation...      Read more...
  • A Science-inspired Art Movement

    Guest Blogger: Ann Williams, Art Director, SB&F This image is from Ken and Julia Yonetani's recent exhibition, Crystal Palace: The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nuclear Nations. The chandelier frame is made up of uranium glass beads, wire, UV light bulbs, and electric components. Science has always been an integral part of art. Albert Einstein said, "Imagination in more important than knowledge." Leonardo da Vinci engaged in the art of science and the science of art. Andy Warhol used film in his portraits. If not entirely engaged in the arts, scientists throughout history have at least engaged in science with an artistic spirit. Scientists and artists use...      Read more...
    Published 4 Apr 2013 3:53 PM by Maria Sosa
  • Bio-art, a Blend of Science and Art

    Guest Blogger: Ann Williams, Art Director, SB&F Image Credit: Eduardo Kac, Natural History of the Enigma, transgenic flower with artist’s own DNA expressed in the red veins, 2003/2008. Collection Weisman Art Museum. Photo: Rik Sferra. Bio-art is an art practice that uses live tissues, bacteria, living organisms and life processes to create works of art. Adam Zaretsky is an artist, or "bio-artist," working on his PhD in Art and Biology at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute (RPI) . His focus is on artistic uses and the social implications of molecular biology, tissue culture, genomics and developmental biology. He once played Engelbert Humperdincks's Greatest Hits to a dish...      Read more...