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A Big Art Bang

Aoife van Linden Tol, an artist working primarily with explosive media, is the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency, organised by Ars Electronica in partnership with ESA. Her proposal was selected from 139 submitted projects…


Interactive Galactic Sounds

In late 2015, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the Department of Astronomy of the Universidad de Chile, in conjunction with Sónar+D and Corporación Chilena de Video, invited musicians and artists to work with…


A physics chalkboard to pay attention to

Say, aren’t they in the vicinity of the e-boards at the Perimeter Institute for ADVANCED physics? Chalkboards are everywhere at Perimeter Institute, but one took on a mind-bending new dimension at the hands of Perimeter’s…


Accelerated Art

S: How did you end up at Fermilab? LO: In March 2014 I had an exhibition of my work at North Park College. Several members of the Fermilab art committee attended my talk. Hearing me…


Art and life in astrobiology

Consider the process that goes into creating a painting — the attention to detail, the need to interpret the world around you. A scientist goes about his or her work using many of the same…


Back to the womb

Katie Paterson’s ESA-supported work Campo del Cielo, Field of the Sky – which included a symbolic return to space for a chunk of meteorite – has been shortlisted for the International Prize for Contemporary Art,…


Feynman Art

“The game I play is a very interesting one,” says Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman in a low-resolution video posted to YouTube. “It’s imagination in a tight straitjacket.” Feynman is describing his job as a theoretical…