Category Archives: 2016 posts
Hi all, I wanted to say thanks for a great semester, and wanted to share this cool game I found! Foldit is a protein folding game was developed by the University of Washington. As more people play the game, researchers at … Continue reading
Below is the link for art captions. Please ensure your caption and PDB picture stay on one page. Once you are done, remember to put your project and name in the ballot on the last page. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mApN-EBO76QV3N_XFD6QjF_qgeStUoz_0j-K3cLXpnU/edit?usp=sharing
Here are some interesting possibilities for my protein (keratin) portrait. I’m thinking about using wool as a medium, since wool is a type of keratin. Tomorrow in class I’d love to share my goals for the project and brainstorm with … Continue reading
So, if you guys were to read a comic at a presentation, how much context/background story would you feel comfortable with before getting bored? I presently have about 10 panels.
I just found out that Google has made 3D painting a reality. I think this would make the art of making a protein portrait easier. As their website states: “Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The … Continue reading
This is my paining/art piece from years ago. For my project, I will be using this method: I will be using acrylics to paint the molecule and then after putting several layers of it, I will then pour blank paint/ink all … Continue reading
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Articles About the Structure of Gluten The structure and properties of gluten: an elastic protein from wheat grain Structure and Function of Gluten Proteins Circular Dichroism and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Analysis of Immunogenic Gluten Peptides and Their Analogs Optical Rotatory … Continue reading
My current idea is to turn a book (The Linus Pauling Catalogue, which I got at OSUsed!) into my art piece. Specifically, I intend to cut the pages in layers (like so: https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fviola.bz%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2012%2F12%2F%25E2%2580%259CAnimal-Story%25E2%2580%259D-Book-Sculpture.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fviola.bz%2Fbook-sculptures-by-jodi-harvey-brown%2F&docid=i2LnNCaFz0-EnM&tbnid=sj1Xir1dqRzw9M%3A&w=500&h=372&hl=en-us&client=safari&bih=729&biw=1024&ved=0ahUKEwiijvSz6L_MAhVN1WMKHaHEBnc4ZBAzCEcoRDBE&iact=mrc&uact=8 and the 8th one on http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/book-paper-sculptures/) to … Continue reading
An amazing glowing gown worn by Claire Daines (have to scroll down a bit to see the gown glowing)–maybe an inspiration for anybody who wants to delve into their protein portraits from either fluorescence or fashion side, or both! https://www.thewrap.com/claire-danes-met-gala-glow-in-dark-gown-zac-posen/
Here is a link to an article that talks about the recently found species of jellyfish in the Mariana Trench: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/deep-sea-researchers-spot-mysterious-jellyfish-near-mariana-trench-180958961/?utm_source=facebook.com&no-ist Here is a live-stream of the expedition that led to the discovery of this jellyfish (off topic, but live … Continue reading
Clear Worbla Rose InstaMorph Groot Sculpture Over the weekend, while watching youtube videos, I discovered the world of thermal plastic art! Worbla is sheet thermal plastic while InstaMorph (there are many other names for this) is pellet thermal plastic you … Continue reading
“Images of molecules are becoming more and more common in educational and entertainment media. These pictures are often created by computer graphics artists using state-of-the-art programs such as Maya and Cinema4D. However, the methods used to import PDB structures into … Continue reading
Let’s look some more at the art and science of protein translation: The waltz of polypeptides … Continue reading
http://www.margaretalmon.com/wp-content/uploads/6a0105362f4359970b0120a859270a970b.png This is a color diagram showing the crystal structure of insulin as depicted by Dorothy Hodgkin, the woman we talked about in class Wednesday. I love how much it looks like a true artwork.
I have attached a few pictures from Agar Art events I helped organize this year through the Department of Microbiology (inspired by the ASM Agar Art Contest). I wanted to share them because I think it’s a really cool and … Continue reading
I thought this technique might be something some of you may like to try. Could be turned into something wearable such as earrings 😉
Here’s an interesting idea that people may want to consider. Rather than focus specifically on the protein and its function, we could instead find shapes in the protein structure and use them to create drawings of things important in our … Continue reading
Mouse Hippocampus sections of thy1-GFP line I discovered a blog called the Beauty of Microscopy a while back when I wanted to find a cool science wallpaper for my computer. There are some really great images of microscopic perspectives. Confocal … Continue reading
I believe tomorrow is 4/20/2016
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/01/hypnotic-new-kinetic-sculptures-by-anthony-howe/ Since there are so many people who like circular protein structures in this class, I thought I would share this link with y’all! Check out some mesmerizing kinetic sculptures designed and made by Anthony Howe. Although his work is … Continue reading
Check out these crocheted structures: http://jpolka.blogspot.com/
The Best Scientific Image Of The Year Was A Hand-Painted Watercolor of Ebola Virus by David Goodsell
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http://www.jbc.org/content/277/42/39045 This is a portrait of ATP synthase, circa 1979. Circular motion was not an intrinsic requirement for this model, but the picture compels us to imagine a pinwheel-like motion relative to the central axis, does it not?