science visualization
September 26, 2008 11:01 AM   Subscribe

2008 Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge "The winners -- in categories including photography, illustration, informational graphics, and multimedia -- captured the crystalline beauty of diatoms, the expanse of the human circulatory system, a fairy tale tea party re-invented, and the dynamic life of a plant cell." (previously)
posted by dhruva (5 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Thank you for these.

Seeing this stuff makes me realize how much I was cheated out of science in high school. If I had been exposed to doing work like this, I might have persevered through my limited aptitude in math and made a go of producing work that could capture this kind of beauty. Science and art have never been separate - I know that now - and the aesthetic experience of scientific inquiry and discovery is breathtaking.
posted by salishsea at 12:56 PM on September 26, 2008

btw, this article at National Geographic has better images.
posted by dhruva at 1:15 PM on September 26, 2008

Mostly harmless my ass
posted by InfidelZombie at 1:17 PM on September 26, 2008

posted by euphorb at 5:06 PM on September 26, 2008

It's official, I now have squidphobia.
posted by Vindaloo at 5:22 PM on September 26, 2008

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