The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 2
A delightful compilation of 62 tender, poignant, beautiful micro-narratives selected from nearly 15,000 submissions. All the stories are made collaboratively — a writer would submit a story to the site, then an artist who likes it would illustrate it, or vice-versa, then others would join in and remix the stories and artwork.
Location: Sintra, Portugal
Last week I had the opportunity to visit Lisbon and Sintra, Portugal. While in Sintra I was able to visit only 4 of the 9 castles. The four castles I saw were amazing however very distinct. Today I will feature images from the castles in Sintra.
Note: Not all featured places fit into the Medieval period however I feel they should be shared anyway.
Photo taken by Caroline Quintanar November 2, 2012
A Hillis Plot is a circular diagram that shows the evolutionary relationship between all different life forms. The largest Hillis Plot incorporates about 3,000 species. Click through to see the whole thing, and even download a copy to make a huge print. (via sciencecenter)
Named for Dr. David Hillis, who is in the next building over from me!
Hi-res versions with gobsmacking-individual-species-zoom capabilities can be found here.
Zachary Copfer has producing a series images from radiation and bacteria in a petri dish, portraits of famous scientists and artists:
As a former microbiologist recently turned visual artist, I seek to create work that is less of an intersection of art and science and more of a genuine fusion of the two. During my graduate research I invented a new medium that combines photographic process with microbiological practices. The process is very similar to darkroom photography only the enlarger has been replaced by a radiation source and instead of photographic paper this process uses a petri dish coated with a living bacterial emulsion. I believe that great beauty and poetry reside within the theories woven by scientists. And that it is through the unification of art and science that these treasures can be fully explored and made accessible to the world at large.
“I believe that great beauty and poetry reside within the theories woven by scientists.”
STEP TO IT A giant artwork created by British artist Simon Beck on a frozen lake using only his feet is pictured in Les Arcs, France. Beck spends up to 10 hours crunching down fresh snow to leave imprints. The intricate details - which have been dubbed crop circles in the snow - span hundreds of metres and are created using snowshoes. (Photo: Barcroft Media via The Telegraph)