Art

Found insects as a medium for art

Katja Seltmann sent me the link to this awesome video, which shows how insect collections can inform and inspire art. Gavin Broad was just here a couple weeks ago. I wish I had a chance to ask him about this! An example of Tessa Farmer’s amazing art (lots of hymenopterans represented, which certainly inspires me): Public Display Revitalization Project and the Artists in Entomology Series This Friday October 22nd is the public opening for the new public display cases located…

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Art

Our first nano GigaPan

We’ve been quietly portaging our drawer images to the GigaPan website over these last few months, and more than 1,100 are now available for perusal and annotation. We’ve also partnered with other taxonomists and a library scientist to re-purpose many of the images and to more rigorously explore their utility. More on that later. Right now I want to highlight our first nano-scale GigaPan(!): This little ensign wasp (Hymenptera: Evaniidae: Acanthinevania sp.), collected in western Victoria, is not quite 1…

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