Art Nano

Art Nano: Artists Visualizing the Nanoscale at the Exploratorium

How do we picture a world we can’t see? How do we envision a place where gravity is barely relevant and everything is in constant motion? The nanoscale is so small it cannot be seen directly, so tiny that its dominant forces are different than those we are used to in everyday life. To address this challenge, the NISE Network Visualization Laboratory at the Exploratorium invited artists and scientists to explore ways of representing the nanoscale through a series of commissions, installations, and residencies in 2006. Drawing from a spectrum of artistic media and approaches, the results of these experiences are documented on this archival report.

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In the Catalog

Art Nano: Artists Visualizing the Nanoscale at the Exploratorium archival report (2007)

 

The report includes:

Artist profiles

  • Eric Heller 
  • Stephanie Maxwell 
  • Santiago Ortiz 
  • Semiconductor: Ruth Jarman and Joseph Gerhardt 
  • Scott Snibbe 
  • Victoria Vesna 

Perspectives 

  • Tom Rockwell, Associate Director for Program, Exploratorium 
  • Pamela Winfrey, Senior Artist, Exploratorium