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More anatomy dresses!

Scapular Art Dress Rachel Wright I’m about to go back offline again because I don’t feel up to blogging, but I had to share this find from my friend Shana – she does know what belongs on BioE! These are one-of-a-kind art dresses by artist Rachel Wright (Toolgrrl Designs on etsy). Wright says, This piece…

Anatomical engraving from Henry Gray’s Anatomy, 1858. A month or so ago, Abrams books reached out to mention that they were releasing a new title, Human Anatomy: A Visual History from the Renaissance to the Digital Age. I said, “don’t I already have this book?” It turns out I did – I had the previous,…

The 2011 Congress of Curious Peoples, featuring, among other guests, Anna Maerker, author of Model Experts: Wax Anatomies and Enlightenment in Florence and Vienna, 1775-1815; Mike Sappol, author of A Traffic of Dead Bodies: Anatomy and Embodied Social Identity in Nineteenth-Century America; Elizabeth Stephens, author of Anatomy as Spectacle: Public Exhibitions of the Body from…

Reader Laura alerted me to a self-described “weird art & style blog” that many of you may enjoy – it’s called Synesthesia Garden. A recent topic was custom lab-grown bone wedding rings (above): Harriet Harriss, one of the participants, says: “I love the idea that it’s precious only to us because it is, literally, us.…

 The Cyclotrope from tim Wheatley on Vimeo. The cyclotrope is a cycle of 18 images that is spun at a certain speed so that the frame rate of the camera filming it gives the illusion of animation. A humble suggestion to high school art/science/media teachers: if your curriculum is not already too constrained by…

Call for irreverent mashups!

O designer-readers who like to work and play with Photoshop, this contest may be up your alley: Quirk Books, the outfit behind Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, has joined with Bridgeman Art Library to invite submissions for its “Art of the Mash-Up” competition. Basically, they want you to prove you can do better than the…

Brian Dettmer, the Book Surgeon

Lest any of my faithful readers think they’re the only ones whose wonderful linky suggestions I don’t seem to get around to posting, my boyfriend sent me this and I didn’t post it, and apparently it’s on the Daily Dish and 3QD today & he’s all like “why didn’t you post it sooner? Didn’t you…

an old-school, classy Braille watch

I think the Haptica, by David Chavez, is pretty awesome: I’ve seen some criticisms that this watch is misguided, because you can already get affordable watches that speaks the time aloud. As far as I’m concerned, those criticisms miss the point (as does the Kickstarter video, somewhat, with its emphasis on the potential embarrassment factor…

“we find ourselves constantly experimenting and pushing the boundaries. . . the really great thing about our business is the fact that we take raw materials, and we design, we color, we make. . . and we have complete control of the process. It’s very gratifying.” Danny Cooke, maker of the short documentary about glass…

So I’m all in favor of promoting struggling artists, and that includes documentary filmmakers. But I have to say I’m a little taken aback by the aesthetic of the “Synthetic Bio” documentary project by Field Test Films (and endorsed by Carl Zimmer). They’ve posted a short over at Kickstarter, where they’re trying to raise $30K…