Art and natural inspiration combine at RISD's Edna Lawrence Nature Lab, hands-on natural history collection and studio environment to examine and explore patterns, structures and interactions of design in nature.
Perpetual Ocean is a visualization from the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio of ocean surface currents around the world during the period from June 2005 through December 2007.
Leg Bound, the latest video collaboration from visual artist Sam Spreckley. This time he collaborates with Dutch sound creator Steve Mensink aka Urkelle on his track Leg Bound. Digital video with 8mm celluloid.
Amazing footage of a chicken embryo's beating heart made visible through the injection of dark ink into the yolk sac artery. [Editor's note: part of the amazing 2011 Nikon Small World in Motion featured in #46029].
Self-Assembly Line by Skylar Tibbits and Arthur Olson, presented at the 2012 TED Conference, is a large-scale version of a self-assembly virus capsid, demonstrated as an interactive and performative structure.
New research suggests that squid may fly to save energy. Many species have been seen to 'fly' using the same jet-propulsion mechanisms that they use to swim: squirting water out of their mantles so that they rocket out of the sea and glide through the air.