Pop Microscopy. Bridging Art and Science Towards the Future
August 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Title: 3D coded view of bovine retina rods by confocal laser scanning microscopy.
Details: Confocal microscopy of rods in bovine retina, colors represent different z-planes.
Credit: Paolo Bianchini, Nanoscopy, Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Microscopy: an art? Yes, if it is pop. Pop Microscopy. Bridging Art and Science towards the Future: A Travelling Show at the University of Florida, June 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018 as a part of Legacies of Leonardo: Celebrating 500 Years of Inquiry
Microscopy, as a technique in scientific investigation, had a key role in uncovering the intrinsic beauty of nature, leading some to propose that microscopy could be described as an art or even an art form. But is microscopy, which is essentially for scientific data acquisition and analysis, really an art?
From June 1st to the end of 2018, Pop Microscopy. Bridging Art and Science towards the Future will become a traveling exhibit. Through beautiful images of cells, molecules, organs and tissues, this show will bring art and science together to uncover Mother Nature’s deepest and most beautiful secrets. You are invited to explore the intrinsic beauty of nature all around campus.
In the next six months, Pop Microscopy will rotate amongst these locations:
Second show: July 7 – August 22, 2018
Center for Arts in Medicine (FAD): Radici
Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies (UST): Snake
Department of Chemistry (JHH): Glicine, Wool, and Leaf
Informatics & Biodiversity Institutes: Ariel (3D coded view of bovine retina rods by confocal laser scanning microscopy)
Department of Biology (BAR): La Ila
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (MCCD): Antigua
Health Science Center Libraries (COM): Axel
Biomedical Sciences Building (BMS): Equatore and Lost
Institute on Aging (CTRB): The Scientist
Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI): Magnolia and Frog, Pacman
Health Cancer Center (CGRC): Ireland and Mermaid
Department of Animal Sciences (ANS): Green Sleeves and Luna Park
Organized by the One Health Center of Excellence, in collaboration with the Center of Arts in Medicine and the University Galleries, Pop Microscopy will launch the Legacies of Leonardo: Celebrating 500 Years of Inquiry, an interdisciplinary initiative by the University of Florida for the 500th anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci’s death.
July 7 – August 22, 2018, 8:00AM-4:30PM