Must read of the week: For Better Science Meetings, Invite an Artist The Finch and Pea

Art by @artologica in my living room

This is just such a good idea: For Better Science Meetings, Invite an Artist | The Finch and Pea.  Michelle Banks, also known as artologica, writing at The Finch and the Pea, goes through a detailed argument, with examples, of why one should invite artists to science meetings.

I have been inspired by Michele at many meetings.  And I have been inspired by her art with a science theme (see for example the posts listed below).

I have written a bit here and there about the mixing of science and art.  See for example

But if you read one thing about science and art – read Michele’s new post.  Or, even better, start inviting artists to any science conference you have any role in.

What to do – what to do – cool microbial art w/ a #badomics word — must resist purchasing — must resist …

OK – thanks to Dan Smith for pointing me to: Phonome original watercolor painting bacteria by artologica

This was inspired in part by phone sampling I helped Dan and Jack Gilbert do at the AAAS meeting.  And Michelle Banks (i.e., @artologica) has not only made microbial art out of it but has coined a new OME word.  I think she is aiming directly at me here … must resist.  Must resist.