Pop Microscopy. Bridging Art and Science Towards the Future
November 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Title: Focus on Apparel Complexity
Technical Details: STthe image (size: 744 μm x 744 μm) show a cotton fabrics with a plain wave knitting imaged through a confocal microscope (excitation wavelength: 543 nm, emission wavelength: 600 nm). Dye: Rhodamine B, concentration 1 µg/ml. Superposition of 65 optical slices at a distance of 5 μm from each other along the z axis (total height=325μm) was acquired with a low magniﬁcation optics (10x objective).
Motivation: In our work, we use cotton fabric as a model porous medium and study the eﬀects of additives such as salts and surfactants on the evaporation of water. Our results point to the role played by topography and wettability of cotton materials in determining water distribution and evaporation. Donnarumma, Dario, et al. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2014.
Affiliation: Université Montpellier · Laboratoire Charles Coulomb (L2C), France
Credit: Dario Donnarumma
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:
Fourth show: October 4 – November 7, 2018
Center for Arts in Medicine (FAD): Antigua
Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies (UST): Radici
Department of Chemistry (JHH): Green Sleeves, The Scientist, and La Ila
Informatics & Biodiversity Institutes: Wool (Focus on Apparel Complexity)
Department of Biology (BAR): Snake
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (MCCD): Lost
Health Science Center Libraries (COM): Luna Park
Biomedical Sciences Building (BMS): Ireland and Mermaid
Institute on Aging (CTRB): Frog
Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI): Ariel and Equatore
Health Cancer Center (CGRC): Glicine and Axel
Department of Animal Science (ANS): Magnolia and Pacman
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.
October 4 – November 7, 2018, 8:00AM-4:30PM