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Science To The Power Of Art

Cortical Sunburst Greg Dunn

Cortical Sunburst by Greg Dunn

Neuroscientist and artist Greg Dunn explores the brain in his paintings of the hippocampus, cortex, and neurons. He works through the mediums of gold, dye, enamel and latex on various metal plates, unifying his twin passions for art and neuroscience. His technique is influenced by the minimalist style of Japanese scroll and screen paintings fron the Edo period and the neuronal forms are painted in the Asian sumi-e style.

Dunn is a self-taught artist and received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. The department of Neuroscience at UCSD commissioned a series of his works, featuring the hippocampus, retina, cortex and Purkinje neurons.

More of Dunn’s work can be seen at his website, here.


The Art of Illusion

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” – Arthur C. Clarke

Visual illusions achieved via 3D projection mapping onto a moving planar object, controlled by robotics.

Each segment (levitation, teleportation, etc.) was filmed live in camera with an actor, without any of the usual post effects that are normally applied to live-action, 3D movies.