from her series ‘Relics”, 2011
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Images of different cell types using different dyes, light wavelengths and filters. I want this as wallpaper.
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Beautiful Blue Bugs 2 is an original watercolor of various forms of streptomyces, a type of bacteria that form the basis of many antibiotics. Under a microscope, they look like beautiful snowscapes or islands with white-sand beaches. So they’re pretty and helpful: what’s not to like?
serotonin - happiness, satisfaction
dopamine - love, passion, pleasure
acetylcholine - learning, memory, dreaming
What do you get the geneticist who has everything for his birthday?
A drosophila cake, of course.
(Baked by my friend Lisa - see her periodic table of cupcakes here)
I’d like to do some synesthesia art, and I’m looking for suggestions. Reblog this with a suggestion or give me one in my ask box or answer the question below. I’ll do a synesthetic interpretation of anything: you as a person (if I know you), your name, a word, a number, a letter, a song, etc. What would you like me to do?
“In our Biophysical J. paper my co-authors and I sketched a myosin VI dimer to express our main finding. The dimer looked to me like a tightrope artist and so the idea for the cover image was born. In the back of my mind was also an earlier Science Magazine cover image that my co-author Paul Selvin once produced to illustrate that myosins walk like people rather than move like inchworms.”
A friend of mine is doing a short film about synesthesia. Check it out and consider donating! If they reach their fundraising goal, they’ll have a synesthete make paintings for the film and have a professional director directing it.