There’s a new gallery tab sitting atop ye olde Art in Awe of Science site: Field Guide. I’m reviving the Inktober project I attempted in 2019, where I sketched out 29 images that month of A Field Guide to Flying Trilobites: the Field Guide needs its own home. And some colour. Bumble Trilobites: tap on the images on the Guide gallery to read further descriptions. Ink on paper; painted in ArtRage. The Field Guide is…
The lesson: Only take introductory classes to stay on the good side of the curve.
In physics, a box is always one-dimensional, unless the person is very ambitious!
Pro tip: Only send emails with a one hour buffer into the future, so regret has time to creep in and you can delete your disastrous email before it causes damage.
For humans and creatures of all sorts, play goes beyond having fun. Cognitive scientist Junyi Chu shares about the motives behind play, from showing off one's fitness to practicing skills, and she shares about her research studying children, play and cognition. Game designer Holly Gramazio comes at play from the perspective of an artist. She talks about how games, such as Pokemon Go or others that originated during the pandemic, can change how players perceive…
It wouldn’t be outlandish to state that many a fossil collection has started with the acquisition of an ammonite. Their planispiral shells (termed a conch) are instantly recognisable and since that conch was originally composed of the relatively hard mineral aragonite, they better lend themselves to the fossilisation process. But how much do we actually know about the animal that produces the conch? We might be able to make superficial inferences based on comparisons with…
And the one that drives me nuts: A professor who continually erases and adjusts the bits of their letters while talking, as if the smudge-fest that ensues is clearer than the original writing!
Sorry, it’s a knee-jerk reaction.
My favourite example of this is when a researcher asks a question after a presentation that is all about showcasing their own knowledge instead of engaging in a dialogue.
I wonder how many professors employ the strategy of building the train tracks as the train speeds along them?