Ocean art, homegrown opals, and more
A short selection of some recent science and art news
Just a quick newsletter today with some brief links to interesting science/art/music projects. Enjoy the weekend!
🔮 Some “late night science art” by Tyler Thrasher, who shows how he grew opal on a lava rock:
🦇 Move over silent disco: At Hospitalfield House in Angus, Scotland, you’ll be able to attend a silent bat rave in September. Artist and composer Hanna Tuulikki used recordings of bat echolocation calls to create music.
🖖 An interview with Star Trek science consultant Erin Macdonald on Nerdist:
“Discovery‘s way more on the science side. They’re like, “We want to be scientists doing science.” I’m involved from the development of the plots for the season, all the way through post production and getting the graphics right.”
🌿 Art & Object interviewed 84-year-old botanical illustrator Angela Overy:
“People wanted to learn to draw the flowers at Denver Botanic Gardens. I ran these classes, and much to my amazement they filled immediately.”
🤕 Finally, a new study shows that music can help a bit with pain relief, as long as people have a choice in what music they hear. I wrote about the study for Forbes.com
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