Sculpting a Nano “World”

January 23, 2013

How many earths can fit on the end of a pin?  If your using IBM Zurich’s newest nano-fabrication tool apparently about a hundred . Or close to a thousand if you prefer your scale comparisons to a grain of rice. Using a heated atomic scale silicon probe, scientists at IBM have created a precise method for — Read more…

Art and Chemistry Curricula

November 27, 2012

The Leonardo journal has witnessed a steady evolution in the nature of art and chemistry collaborations with a deepening involvement in chemistry, nanoscience, and synthetic biology. The “Breaking Down the Silos: Curriculum Development as a Tool for Crossing Disciplines in the Arts, Sciences and Humanities” (CDASH), by Kathryn C Evans, show that academic curricula reflect — Read more…

Comment From Phil Ball

October 3, 2012

The call for papers for your special issue on “Art and Atoms” has made me reflect again on my attempt some years ago to solicit input from chemists for a proposed project that would try to position chemical synthesis as a potential plastic art [see http://www.hyle.org/journal/issues/10-2/cfp_ball.htm]. I received some nice responses, some of them from — Read more…