Category: Art

This artist is turning off the tap on plastics

Read the full story at GreenBiz.

Artist Ben Von Wong aims to raise public awareness around the global plastics problem and visually represent the urgent need for systemic solutions.

Wildlife photographer of the year 2021 winners – in pictures

Read the full story from The Guardian.

Winning images from this year’s competition, which will be exhibited at the Natural History Museum, London, from 15 October.

‘Guerilla’ artist Daisy Ginsberg re-creates scent of extinct flowers

Read the full story in Scientific American.

Ginsberg collaborates with synthetic biologists to create eau de Leucadendron and her latest: artwork for insects.

New art exhibition tackles the harmful effects of microplastics on the environment

Read the full story from Concordia University.

Multidisciplinary group The Synthetic Collective, including Studio Arts associate professor Kelly Jazvac, explores the complexities and perils of our addiction to human-made materials.

2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards finalists announced

My favorite annual photography competition has announced their 2021 finalists.

Vote for your favorite (good luck choosing just one) for the People’s Choice Award. Winners will be announced on October 22.

Scientific art competition showcases trainees’ research, imagination

Read the full story in Environmental Factor.

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced university laboratories to shut down or go remote, the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) created an opportunity for trainees to celebrate their research efforts and the stories behind them. Led by SRP Health Scientist Administrator Danielle Carlin, Ph.D., SRP hosted a scientific art competition for trainees.

Chicago becomes a museum to the devastating intersection of racism and climate change

Read the full story at Fast Company.

The MacArthur Foundation invited 29 of its genius grantees to showcase work exploring issues of environmental racism.

Undercurrent’s virtual art exhibition includes a video game about regenerative agriculture

Read the full story at Engadget.

The event uses interactive music videos from Mount Kimbie and Actress to encourage climate activism.

Climate change is killing beautiful music, too

Read the full story at Slate.

The trees that make the world’s best pianos and violins are in danger.

Sculptures that make novel use of books – in pictures

Read the full story at The Guardian.

As a child in Baltimore, graphic designer Stephen Doyle had a babysitter who read newspapers horizontally – across, not down, the columns – to create new meaning. The word play inspired his adult hobby of making book sculptures. “I started the series when ‘hypertext’ was a novel internet term. Linking one text to another seemed rather dada,” says Doyle. “I wondered what it would look like if a book’s lines connected to others elsewhere in the pages.” He’s since made sculptures for publications including the New Yorker and Wired.

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