Today I ventured into somewhere I've never been before...the Biomedical Library's Special Collections stacks! I study in the main library often, but had never known of this hidden gem. What caught my eye was a display of gorgeous illustrations of birds laid out very delicately in a special case.
A week ago I went to the Griffith Park observatory for the first time. And while I visited the center for another class, I saw aspects of this class too in what I saw and I have decided to talk a bit about the overlap. I went to the observatory for my Evolution of the Cosmos seminar. That part makes sense. A class about the stars and the universe so you take a trip to a museum dedicated to science and astronomy. But I believe that the Griffith Park Observatory best embodies the successful merger between science and art.
Immaculate Telegraphy was an experiment made by Jamie O’Shea in 2009. O’Shea wanted to try and build a working electronic communication from scratch, while in the wilderness, equipped with modern information only. No materials, no tools.
A video art by artists Anna Dumitriu and Alex May, the sound artist Martin A. Smith, and microbiologist Dr John Paul.