bioephemera

Archives for April, 2009

This air purifier ad from Sharp is a little creepy, in a Spongebob Squarepants way. I love how you can see their fluorescent organelles! Unfortunately I don’t see anything here that resembles a virus, but with swine flu all over the news, this serves as a good reminder to wash your hands. Ad by Takho…

One of the sucky things about viral interest in offbeat art from small vendors is that it always immediately depletes the supply. Like this fabulous minimalist plywood octopus from inthewoods’ etsy shop. Sure, you can still get a plywood squirrel with a plywood acorn, but where’s the sinister, feverish Cthulhulian majesty in that? Frustrated now!…

We fit together like. . .

Check out this concept artwork called “Office Grass”. What is it good for? Well, for one thing, to patch its apparently coincidental inverse artwork, “Dead Pixel in Google Earth:”

Christmas greeting card, school unknown, circa 1920. Dittrick Medical History Center from Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine 1880-1930 Slate has an intriguing new review by Barron Lerner of a book called Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine 1880-1930, by John Harley Warner and James M. Edmonson.…

Levitations

Levitations Johanna Mueller, 2004 Artists I’m looking forward to seeing at the 10th annual Artomatic, #1: printmaker Johanna Mueller, whose woodcuts resemble the illustrations from a dark and hallucinogenic children’s book. No wonder her blog is called “Feverish Art.”

The Independent Film Festival Boston kicked off today, and this was their ad campaign. Nice use of anatomical imagery!

Light is an ephemeral but powerful artistic medium. This commercial for the Belgian energy company Electrabel captures the whimsical charm of fireflies on a warm summer night: You can view a stunning higher-res version of this video here, with slightly different music. There is also a making-of video with scenes of the film shoot. Thanks…

We all know Twitter can be annoying, but is it really evil? During the past week, you may have heard that there is brand-new neuroscientific evidence proving exactly that. But the hype turns out to be just that: hype. It all started with a press release from USC about an upcoming PNAS paper by Mary…

C.P. Snow fans, prepare to head over to the Intersection to partake in an upcoming online discussion of Snow’s famous “Two Cultures” address. In their new article, “The Culture Crosser,” Sheril and Chris portray Snow as a sort of science policy prophet: It helps to think of Snow as an early theorist on a critical…

In her recent TED talk, JoAnne Kuchera-Morin described UCSB’s AlloSphere, a new project that enables scientists to literally stand inside a three-story projection of their data: The AlloSphere space consists of a 3-story cube that is treated with extensive sound absorption material making it one of the largest anechoic chambers in the world. Standing inside…