culture Friday
Slime Mold in Residence
Slime Mold in Residence
Ashley P. Taylor | Mar 2, 2018
At Hampshire College, students and faculty use the amoeba Physarum polycephalum—both a “visiting scholar” and a model organism—to examine human societal and political quandaries.  
DNA as an Artistic Medium
DNA as an Artistic Medium
Kate Yandell | Oct 26, 2016
An artist creates images on electrophoresis gels using exhibition visitors’ pooled genetic material.
Double Take: Science-Inspired Art
Double Take: Science-Inspired Art
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 24, 2016
An ongoing exhibition at Pace University in New York City features paintings and sculptures that relate to math, physics, and biology.
Five Days, Five Science Plays
Five Days, Five Science Plays
Chris Tachibana | Jul 1, 2016
Seattle-based science writers and playwrights collaborated to produce theatrical works in a week.
Invertebrates “All Around Us”
Invertebrates “All Around Us”
Tracy Vence | Jun 13, 2016
Artists and scientists collaborate to highlight the importance of insects and arachnids.
Anti-Vax Flick Pulled from Film Festival
Anti-Vax Flick Pulled from Film Festival
Tracy Vence | Mar 28, 2016
Tribeca Film Festival organizers reverse their decision to screen a documentary by discredited researcher Andrew Wakefield.
Simulating Scientific Sabotage, For Fun
Simulating Scientific Sabotage, For Fun
Tracy Vence | Jan 29, 2016
With a card game, researchers make light of the “wacky aspects of scientific research.”
Channeling Animals
Channeling Animals
Molly Sharlach | Nov 25, 2015
Artists reinterpret structures built by birds, insects, and corals in a new exhibit.
Exploring the Inner Universe
Exploring the Inner Universe
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 6, 2015
A new American Museum of Natural History exhibit introduces visitors to the microbes within their bodies. 
Review: Sacred Stories, Genetic Privacy Collide
Review: Sacred Stories, Genetic Privacy Collide
Ajai Raj | Aug 17, 2015
Cherished myths and merciless facts clash in a one-act play.