Friday, July 01, 2005

Einstein In Drag?

Not exactly. This is one in a series of 12 images "depicting some of history's greatest scientific minds with the seductive physical draw that their minds hold for us intellectually." It was submitted in Princeton's Art of Science competition as was this:

One in a series of 'Mooney faces', which are images commonly used in cognitive psychology to assess children's ability to a "coherent perceptual impression on the basis of very little visual detail." Face?

Or not?

In grad school we used to have Christmas ornament/decoration competitions with the only rule being all materials had to have come from the labs. Let me tell you, a little radioisotope (32P), some X-ray film and a dash of creativity resulted in some pretty amazing images. Science is an art.