Guilty Planet

The jellyfish burger digital artist Dave Beck and I created has won an honorable mention award in the illustration section the National Science Foundation Visualization Challenge and was also featured in the New York Times. Watch for the rubbery future of seafood coming to this week’s issue of Science, too. And be sure to check out the other winners, too.



  1. #1 Isis the Scientist
    February 19, 2010


  2. #2 Erin
    February 19, 2010

    Congrats, Jennifer! And thanks for the links, the rest of the visualizations are great, too!

  3. #3 Daniel Bassett
    February 19, 2010

    Wow what a great illustration. But what an ominous message. I remember reading a study done in Norway where those fjiords that were turbid had a higher number of jellyfish also because they can feed without having to ‘see’ their food. Normally fish would control their populations. So also add to the list bad land use management and pollution as promoters of the jellyfish burger.

  4. #4 Chris Martell
    February 19, 2010

    That is very cool that your creative vision was recognized!!! I really love this image!!! I would buy a poster of this in a flash…

  5. #5 Brad D.
    February 20, 2010

    Hmmm… Intathting tecthta, but it thtings ma tongue.

  6. #6 Eamon
    February 20, 2010

    Sure we’re got Jellyfish Ice-cream in Japan!

  7. #7 apeescape
    February 22, 2010

    I don’t know. Considering burgers aren’t (usually) made out of seafood, and that jellyfish is actually pretty yummy, the picture doesn’t work that well for me. Sandwiching a live jellyfish is disgusting, but so is sandwiching a live cow. Sushi would work better, but many Americans don’t eat sushi.

    BTW, other ideas for jellyfish extermination..

  8. #8 Paul Israel
    February 23, 2010

    Awesome! Congrats, Jennifer.

  9. #9 Rapa
    February 25, 2010

    apeescape, surely the idea is to raise awareness by replacing something very common with something freaky (to many, at least). The idea is not to speak badly of jellyfish.

  10. #10 Veeshi
    June 14, 2010

    That’s bloody disgusting. I hate the critters.

    Can’t we bioengineer some predator to make them extinct?!

    I hate them, I hate them, I hate them!

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