Anyone can build a castle with sand, but can you build a castle on sand? Artist and photographer Vik Muniz collaborated with MIT researcher Marcelo Coelho to engrave a castle onto a single granule of sand.Read more…
Scipoem idea: science (technology) and art are highly intertwined with one another, each opening unimaginable possibilities for the other.
Wow. True to that.
Must read. This is a prime example of sci-prose, and something that I would hope to portray and spread through scipoetry.
Snow is white—but why?
A few days ago I learned
what makes snow white, soft and crunchy
instead of clear, tough and slippery,
despite being just as water as ice.
It’s actually the crystals, invisible to our eyes
forgotten in random orientation.
They are microscopic ice cubes intertwined
into columns, needles and plates,
reflecting, by the same law in physics,
their unique waves from above,
returning all, completely, the colors
of the world, which combined,
in our eyes, mark the purity and sense of space.
A scipoem, must read
“This series is based on the drawings made by snails on the wet sand in the inter-tidal zone. They are part of an ongoing series of works involving collaboration between the snails and me. I choreograph the snails’ starting positions, and then photograph the marks they make over time.
I tend to think of the snail pieces as a metaphor for the order we establish in our lives, and how the element of chance enters in to shape the result -regardless of how much we attempt to structure it.”
Daniel Renalli, Snail Drawings Series (1995-Present)
This has got to inspire someone to write something.
Fornasetti Original Tema e Variazioni Plates designed by Piero Fornasetti, an artist from Milan, Italy. The face is that of nineteenth century operatic soprano Lina Cavalieri whose face he reproduced over 500 times in his life’s work series Tema e Variazioni (Themes and Variations).
I must say that I haven’t posted in some time, but now that I have returned I’d like to let everyone know that there are ways to be happy, and even if not, writing scipoetry will probably help.