« Singapore and Switzerland are two countries far apart, but with a lot of similarities”, introduced Fabrice Filliez, the Ambassador of Switzerland… Read more S… like Switzerland and Singapore
Nanjo Fumio, Director of the Mori Art museum of Tokyo, explains: “Fresh developments in science and technology have meant that we… Read more Tokyo exhibit: Future and the Arts
700 dpi screens, CCD cameras, multiconvolution algorithms now generate super high resolution images. This is very useful for facial recognition,… Read more High resolution imagery?
There are many shared advances, applications and meaning between art, science, and technology. A very nice and interesting example was… Read more Windows : art & tech
Hokusai is famous for his prints: his wave has travelled the centuries to become a popular icon, as well as… Read more Japanese prints: “Ukiyo-e”
As we read and write about the upcoming revolution of the Industry 4.0 and the Internet of things, it is… Read more Science and art : (bio) inspiration for reflection
Generally, when you prepare a thin layer of a material, warping is not desired: the material needs to retain its… Read more The Ikebana of warping.
Rare-earth metals and room-size equipments are impressive and make one’s feel like a true scientist. But no need to go… Read more Tales of the lab 28: magic crystal, on the glass slide, who, now, is the fairest one of you?
There is a general enthousiasm to render stiff objects flexible. Flexible electronics, soft robotics, even bendable thin ceramic and conformable… Read more Dress like porcelain
A building decorated with arabesques, a mosque, the sounds prayers, and large oval brown eyes painted on turquoise ceramics looking… Read more Qajar ceramics, an oriental change of scenery.
Looking for raw materials to craft some spiritual masks? You can use: wood shell lime ochre black paint barkcloth spiky… Read more DIY craft
Using earth clay to make pots is boring, let’s use it as body paint and ritual masks! That’s what are… Read more The clay masks of the mudmen
Coloration can be due to the presence of a pigment, or of a structure. One typical advantage of structural coloration… Read more I see skies of blue…
The asphalt, or bitumen, covering our roads is a highly viscous fluid obtained from petroleum (see the very impressive drop… Read more Veracruz’ black
This is the question that occurs to me after reading the thesis of Louisiane Verger. Graduated from Chimie Paris, Louisiane… Read more Which one of these art pieces is toxic?
Korea has a tradition of paper-making, the Hanji or Korean paper, from mulberry trees and Hibiscus root. One large pole… Read more High technology and traditional material: future plans for Korean paper
Artificial intelligence, robotics and synthetic biology have already surreptitiously infiltrated our lives. In the special exhibition “Bio” held at the… Read more Reflections on bioethics
Give coffee or LSD to a spider, and it will make a psychedelic spider web (check some on wikipedia). Liang… Read more Spinning silkworms
If you agree with me, this is a nice picture. Symmetric. Colours in a defined palette.Contrasted, yet not too much.… Read more Unexpected eye pleasure
“Rococo Science”, a collocation of terms that does sound exotic. It refers to the Rococo art movement in Europe that… Read more Rococo Science