Saturday, May 21, 2016

Week 8--Nanotechnology and Art--Kathryn Halstead

In my research I came across this NanoArt website called NanoArt21. The purpose of this website is to “promote worldwide the NanoArt as a reflection of the technological movement.” Cris Orfescu is the artist and scientist who founded this. This website describes Nanotechnology as a new art discipline at the intersection between art, science, and technology. NanoArt is to show the public the impact it has on our lives. It is said that these structures, like the image above, are visualized with instruments like scanning electron microscopes and atomic force microscopes.

This is another image from the website NanoArt21. This is the works of H.P. Lovecraft,Bjorn Dampfling, Germany, 2011, in this image he used, “on purpose all three given images layering and coloring them and painting into layer by hand overall in an obviously symmetric fashion, but without forgetting that only symmetry breaking makes the interesting stuff.” The creator of this image is from Bjorn Dampfling. He is from Germany, and it is said that he was spending 2/3 of his time on science and 1/3 on art.This image incorporates Nanotechnology and Art by explaining his artistic techniques in order to make this image above.

       In our readings for this week we learned that during the early eighties there was a sudden growth of nanoscience. The reason was because the scientists (an IBM team) which included Henrich Rohrer, Gerd Binning, Christoph Gerber and Eddie Weibel found the Joseph project. This was known as pinholes as tiny as nanometer, in which shorted out the tunneling process. These were difficult to see with traditional microscopes, and the researchers used a tiny needle to contact the oxide layer to probe the electrical properties of the film.

In conclusion, nanotechnology has the potential to impact different aspects of our lives. If it is our social systems, to buildings, furniture, clothes, medicine, bodies and minds. The blurring of fact and fiction is a key part of developing narrative in the construction of a new science and industry.

Works Cited:

"The Nanomeme Syndrome: Blurring of Fact & Fiction in the Construction of a New Science." The Nanomeme Syndrome: Blurring of Fact & Fiction in the Construction of a New Science. Web. 21 May 2016.

"NanoArt 21." NanoArt 21. Web. 21 May 2016.

"NanoArt21 Exhibitions." - Home NanoArt 2008. Web. 21 May 2016.

"NanoArt21 Exhibitions." - Error. Web. 21 May 2016.

Uconlineprogram. "Nanotech Jim Pt1." YouTube. YouTube, 2012. Web. 21 May 2016.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kathryn,

    It was interesting to read about your research of nanotechnology. I was not aware before that there was a website dedicated to the promotion of nanotechnology. Not only that but they also described it as a new art form where art, science, and technology intersect. How perfect for DESMA 9! You also picked out the scanning tunneling microscope from the lecture and reading which is something that I also thought was significant. Lastly, I would like to add on to your last point that nanotechnology is currently impacting our lives in addition to having potential to be more impactful.