bioephemera

Archives for November, 2010

Dave Hone’s blog, Archosaur Musings, is hosting a wonderful series of interviews with paleoartists – artists and illustrators who specialize in resurrecting lost species for scientific publications, popular media, and/or fine art. Check out Mark Witton and Todd Marshall for particularly interesting perspectives. Not only are these pretty posts with lots of eye candy, they’re…

Just in: Carl Schoonover’s Portraits of the Mind, which I reviewed a few weeks ago, gets the New York Times Science section treatment. Check out their video interview with Carl; his account of the book’s genesis illustrates the benefits that accrue when scientists take the opportunity to share the things that excite them about their…

I’ve been dithering about buying these for my scientist friends, but it looks like eavesmade’s etsy shop may be running low, so I’m going to quit dithering and just post this for your pre-Cyber Monday enjoyment. They’re wooden scientist holiday ornaments, featuring the likes of Carl Sagan, Rosalind Franklin, and Stephen Hawking. I think they’re…

Yes, that’s what I said – Gunther von Hagens has a gift shop, and he’s selling earrings and necklaces made of slices of equine and bovine genitalia. Don’t like ostentatious, plastinatious penis jewelry? There’s always a bull penis vasculature walking stick. I had to blog these, but honestly, I didn’t really want to know they…

Science Journalism 101

All shopped out? I can pretty much guarantee that difficult person on your gift list does not have a huge, one-of-a-kind mama Emperor scorpion carrying baby scorpions made of fleece, felt and pom-poms. At $200, this plush scorpion sculpture may sting your pocketbook, but seller weirdbuglady also offers more affordable amoebas, tardigrades, fossils and insects.…

Poem of the Week: Fox

I made the pieces fit then took them apart then made them fit when I got tired I lay me down my little head against the flannel chicks and ducks then slept then woke then took the puzzle up my mother had another child sick unto death she needed me to fall in love with…

Okay, so is this the perfect job for me or what?

David Hochbaum

David Hochbaum Genisis NYC artist David Hochbaum, the creator of beguiling ephemera-inspired art, is a long-time favorite of BioE (and our friends at Phantasmaphile). Check out his Open Call portfolio, and if you will, take a moment to rate it five stars – you could help him win an artists’ residency! (psst, cephalopodphiles: this is…

Today’s Guardian has a very interesting (though long) article by Richard Holmes, author of The Age of Wonder, about the unsung women of science. In the Guardian piece, Holmes shares some of his research for his forthcoming book, The Lost Women of Victorian Science: [M]y re-examination of the Royal Society archives during this 350th birthday…