Imagining Science: Immy Smith

Ask me anything   I’m an artist and scientist. Its an interdisciplinary life for me. The oddest things in nature, and the cells under my microscope, inspire me to make art. I'm interested in the overlapping places where scientific concepts, biological images, and surreal art meet.

I like to combine brain cells, birds and bugs, moths, minerals, moss, lichen and deep sea creatures... if my subconcious can combine it, surreal art will let me make it!

I'm part of Imagining Science, a living art-science collaborative. You can find us all at imaginingscience.com and I'm on dA here - http://immy-is-thinking.deviantart.com/

artruby:

Chiharu Shiota, In Silence (2008). 

(via knitmodern)

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ADAM MCEWEN Chocolate Bar, (2012  Graphite).

ADAM MCEWEN Chocolate Bar, (2012  Graphite).

(Source: speak-low)

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From Botanics Stories, RBGE “Seaweed Collection Online” http://stories.rbge.org.uk/archives/5799
I love looking at the seaweed books in RNG herbarium… they remind me of neuronal dendritic trees :)

From Botanics Stories, RBGE “Seaweed Collection Online” http://stories.rbge.org.uk/archives/5799

I love looking at the seaweed books in RNG herbarium… they remind me of neuronal dendritic trees :)

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#seaweed  #botanical art  #botany  #algae  #red algae 

scienceisbeauty:

Analysis through testing the variation in 3-Dimensionality of the Bombyx mori‘s spinning environment from 2D to increasingly 3D.

Absolutely fascinating.

Created at the Mediated Matter Research Group at the MIT Media Lab, The Silk Pavilion explores the relationship between digital and biological fabrication on product and architectural scales.

Source: Silk Pavillion – CNC Deposited Silk & Silkworm Construction at the MIT Media Lab (CreativeApplications.Net)

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Inkface.

Had genius idea for texturing paper - worked. Sprayed self with indian ink during implementation - facepalm…

Well hello clever-dumb balance. You win this one.

I wonder if swarfega make a shower gel…

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#art  #Indian ink  #ink 
post-mitotic:

clusters of serous cells (acini) of the exocrine pancreas
the exocrine portion of the pancreas secretes digestive enzymes (tryptase, amylase, lipase, etc) while the endocrine portion produces insulin, glucagon, and other hormones that regulate metabolism
colored SEM, 260x
credit: P Mottadept

post-mitotic:

clusters of serous cells (acini) of the exocrine pancreas

the exocrine portion of the pancreas secretes digestive enzymes (tryptase, amylase, lipase, etc) while the endocrine portion produces insulin, glucagon, and other hormones that regulate metabolism

colored SEM, 260x

credit: P Mottadept

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thingsondesk:

this is what learning should look like
this is me the longer I work here

thingsondesk:

this is what learning should look like

this is me the longer I work here

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Huge thanks to Dr M at UoR for making this video telling the whole story of The Symbiosis Book, pretty much from start to finish :)

Those of you stateside can catch the amazing Michelle Anderst in 'Flora & Fauna' in May, wish I could be there!

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#symbiosis  #lichen  #botany  #botanical art  #sciart  #artandscience  #urban  #lichens  #natural history  #exhibition 
post-mitotic:

liver tissue, complete with hepatocytes (brown, center), blood vessels (green, bottom), and bile canaliculi (dark brown with ruffled white edges, through center of hepatocytes)
colored SEM, 3000x
credit: Thomas Deerinck

post-mitotic:

liver tissue, complete with hepatocytes (brown, center), blood vessels (green, bottom), and bile canaliculi (dark brown with ruffled white edges, through center of hepatocytes)

colored SEM, 3000x

credit: Thomas Deerinck

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bijoux-et-mineraux:

Moschellandsbergite - Germany
The crystal has a molten look due to native mercury all around.

bijoux-et-mineraux:

Moschellandsbergite - Germany

The crystal has a molten look due to native mercury all around.

(Source: e-rocks.com, via mineralogasm)

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ggeology:

Calcite with Quartz // Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China

ggeology:

Calcite with Quartz // Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China

(Source: ggeology, via libutron)

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