I like pretty pictures,
The image I’ve selected is part of the Art of Science 3.0 exhibit being displayed at Chicago’s Midway airport, as per a Jan. 21, 2014 news item on Nanowerk,
An art exhibit at Chicago’s Midway Airport features images created by using microscopy equipment by ZEISS. Researchers from the Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) Core Facilities, affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, used state-of-the-art microscopes for pioneering research to capture images that address significant problems facing humanity related to health, agriculture, energy and the environment. Twelve different images from IGB’s innovative research have been turned into pieces of artwork that travelers can view while using the airport. Five of the images in the exhibit were produced using ZEISS equipment.
You can find all 12 images on the Art of Science 3.0 Facebook page here.
As for whether or not you will see this exhibit if you should be at the Midway Airport, that’s a little difficult to determine. It was an Oct. 25, 2013 Zeiss press release which originated the Jan. 2014 news item on Nanowerk and I can’t find any information in the press release or elsewhere about the airport exhibition dates.
There is a bit more information about the Art of Science 3.0 exhibit (both at the airport. online, and elsewhere) in this undated Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) news release,
The exhibit, located past security in Concourse A, features images used in the Institute’s innovative research projects that address significant problems facing humanity related to health, agriculture, energy and the environment.
“Art is a really cool way to learn and jumpstart conversations about research,” said Kathryn Faith Coulter, the Institute’s multimedia design specialist and exhibit’s managing artist. “By sparking a natural curiosity through these vibrant images, we hope people will discover how the research conducted at the University of Illinois relates to their families, friends, and communities.”
The exhibit, which includes two 10-foot banners and 10 pictures, illustrates the microscopic subjects that researchers are able to capture through the Institute’s Core Facilities, which provides faculty and students from across the Urbana campus and east-central region resources for biological microscopy and image analysis.
“This exhibit includes images from a variety of scientific disciplines, from coral polyps to kidney stones and human colon cancer cells,” said Glenn Fried, Director of Core Facilities. “These images represent much more than art. They represent scientific breakthroughs and discoveries that will impact how we treat human diseases, produce abundant food, and fuel a technologically-driven society.”
By the way, there will be an Art of Science exhibit 4.0 later this year (2014), according to the IGB news release,
The Art of Science 4.0 exhibit will be held April 3–7, 2014 at the indi go Artist Co-Op gallery, with an opening reception on April 3.
You can find out more about the Institute for Genomic Biology here..