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On ‘Self Reflected’

Dr. Greg Dunn (artist and neuroscientist) and Dr. Brian Edwards (artist and applied physicist) created ‘Self Reflected’ to reveal the nature of human consciousness, bridging the connection between the mysterious three pound macroscopic brain and the microscopic behavior of neurons. ‘Self Reflected’ offers an unprecedented insight of the brain into itself, revealing through a technique called reflective microetching the enormous scope of beautiful and delicately balanced neural choreographies designed to reflect what is occurring in our own minds as we observe this work of art. The work was created to remind us that the most marvelous machine in the known universe is at the core of our being and is the root of our shared humanity.

In this exclusive interview, Greg Dunn discusses the ideas and work that went into creating ‘Self Reflected’.

Tor-Finn Malum Fitje: The Mystery of Bird Navigation

Tor-Finn Malum Fitje is a Norwegian artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. His projects are typically manifested through narratives in video and sound, although textual production is likewise an evident aspect of this process. His activity borders scientific research, a position strongly reflected in the finished artworks. Questions regarding the nature of sensory and linguistic reproductions, of metaphors and cognition, of myth and physical theory, and of poetry and the natural sciences, are reoccurring subjects of interest.

Crystal Worlds

Dr Simon F. Park is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Surrey, where he teaches Microbiology and Molecular Biology. For nearly 10 years now, he has also worked at the fertile intersection between art and science and here, his practice has been inspired by the aesthetics and processes of the usually invisible microbiological and chemical world. As well as collaborating with artists, he also produces his own work. ‘Crystal Worlds’ is an example.

Biomedical Animations

Drew Berry is a biomedical animator at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia. His scientifically accurate and aesthetically rich visualizations are elucidating cellular and molecular processes for a wide range of audiences. His animations have been shown in exhibitions, multimedia programs and television shows, and have received international recognition including an Emmy (2005) and a BAFTA Award (2004).

Micro-Choreography Gallery

We sent out a call to artists and scientists for images of their work that ‘aesthetically represent the dynamics of microscopic & molecular processes’. A selection of the best images (assessed in terms of their aesthetic impact and scientific content) are included in this gallery, many of which have never been seen publicly before. The gallery includes images by Florian Stroehl, Ljiljana Fruk, Ula Alexander, Susanna Monti, Craig Russell and Becca Rose


David S. Goodsell is an Associate Professor of Molecular Biology at the Scripps Research Institute. His research uses computer graphics and simulation to explore structure/function relationships in key biological systems. He is also an artist, using ink and watercolor painting to represent cells and their compartments: anything from a bacterium to the Golgi apparatus of a eukaryotic cell, nerve synapses or even viral particles. He was the winner of the Wellcome Image Awards 2016.

‘Painting’ with electron flow

Eric Heller is a Professor of Chemistry and Physics at Harvard University, known for his work on time dependent quantum mechanics. In addition to his scientific accomplishments, Heller is also a practicing artist who has worked with a variety of media including photography and landscape painting. He is best known for digital renderings based on the results of his physics research. In this article he shows some of his artwork, as well as giving an exclusive interview with David Glowacki.

The Power of Place: Sacred Sites and the Presence of the Miraculous

“Long before there were religions, there were regions of the earth.” Acclaimed photographer and anthropologist Martin Gray has spent the last 35 years on an amazing pilgrimage: visiting 800 sacred sites in 155 countries around the world. In ‘The Power of Place’ he reveals just how devoutly pre-industrial cultures everywhere worshiped and respected our Earth.

Schwarz Flaneur

Pogus Caesar’s photographs unravel the simplicity of the ordinary and the mundane giving us a glimpse into the lives of people he has encountered on his travels. ‘Schwarz Flaneur ‘ is named after the unguarded moments that Caesar so strives to capture. These images are signature to much of Caesar’s work and his dedication to Ilford HP5 black and white film and a vintage 1983 Canon Sure Shot camera. “Photographic essays allow much more freedom of expression and the ultimate surprise.”

Rhythmic videos (blog link)

Rhythmic videos (blog link) featuring Russell Foster: The Rhythms of Life – What your body clock means to you from eye disease to jet lag ; Phillip M Gilley: Brain Rhythms ; Bernie Krause: The voice of the natural world ; Clayton Cameron: The Brush Master ; Anje-Margriet Neutel: Feedback loops: How nature gets its rhythms ; and Sabina Sandoval: Celebrating the rhythms of life by being in the pocket.