Sep. 25, 2014

Art Bots and Talking Blenders: A Stroll Through Ars Electronica

by Annie Minoff

Every September, the Ars Electronica Festival draws artists, scientists, and technologists to Linz, Austria, to swap ideas and show off cutting-edge artworks.

ars electronica, art, technology
Aug. 15, 2014

Dune Discussion Question: Week #4

by Annie Minoff

The fourth and final discussion question for this summer's SciFri Book Club selection, Dune.

scifri book club, dune, frank herbert
Aug. 13, 2014

Share Your Favorite 'Dune' Quote

by Annie Minoff

Record yourself reading your favorite quote from "Dune," and share it with SciFri.

dune, frank herbert
Aug. 08, 2014

Dune Discussion Question: Week #3

by Annie Minoff

The third discussion question for this summer's SciFri Book Club selection, Dune.

dune, arrakis, book club, discussion, earth, sci-fi
Aug. 05, 2014

Meet the 'Dune' Readers: Kim Stanley Robinson and Sara Imari Walker

by Annie Minoff

Sci-fi author Kim Stanley Robinson and astrobiologist and theoretical physicist Sara Imari Walker talk about returning to Frank Herbert’s Dune Planet.

book club, dune, kim stanley robinson, sara imari walker
Aug. 01, 2014

‘Dune’ Pic: What’s this Mouse Got to Do With Paul Muad’Dib?

by Annie Minoff

Ecologist Ned Dochtermann explains why the kangaroo mouse makes a perfect namesake for Dune’s hero, Paul Muad’Dib.

Aug. 01, 2014

'Dune' Discussion Question: Week #2

by Annie Minoff

The second discussion question for this summer's SciFri Book Club selection, Dune.

dune, astrobiology,
Jul. 25, 2014

Dune Discussion Question: Week #1

by Annie Minoff

The first discussion question for this summer's SciFri Book Club selection, Dune.

Jul. 21, 2014

The SciFri Book Club Reads Dune

by Annie Minoff

This summer’s pick is a bona fide science fiction classic: Frank Herbert’s ecological epic Dune.

frank herbert, dune, scifri, scifri book club, sci-fi
Apr. 30, 2014

These Infographics Show 'The Way to Go'

by Annie Minoff

When it comes to explaining how modern transportation infrastructure works, Kate Ascher prefers to show, not tell.

transportation, kate ascher, space, international space station, container ships
Apr. 04, 2014

SciArts Spotlight: Brandon Ballengée

by Annie Minoff

Artist Brandon Ballengée’s portraits of deformed frogs turn scientific specimens into “stained glass windows.”

art, frogs, deformed frogs, brandon ballengee, clearing and staining, biology, amphibians
Mar. 14, 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen, We Have a Winner

by Annie Minoff

Kai Sander's photograph of a snowy cornfield was the audience favorite in SciFri's Winter Nature Photo Contest.

Mar. 03, 2014

Pick the Winner of SciFri’s Winter Nature Photo Contest

by Annie Minoff

Time to choose your favorite winter snapshot out of our 10 finalists.

Feb. 20, 2014

Meet John Weller, Our Winter Nature Photo Contest Judge

by Annie Minoff

This nature photographer is drawn to pictures that capture a subject's essence and tell a story.

Feb. 19, 2014

The Internet's Dark Side, Exposed in Three New Films

by Annie Minoff

Three documentaries raise important questions about Internet use, from its effect on our personal relationships to our right to access information.

internet, gaming, gaming addiction, aaron swartz, the internet's own boy, love child, web junkies, online access, online rights, web, wargames, world of warcraft
Feb. 07, 2014

Vote in SciFri's Winter Nature Photo Contest

by Annie Minoff

Vote for your favorite winter snapshot in the contest.

Dec. 13, 2013

Holiday Gift Idea: Offbeat Science Books

by Annie Minoff

From Rube Goldberg devices to jet packs, these books cover subjects that won't disappoint.

books, holiday, christmas, gifts, presents, science books
Dec. 09, 2013

Fritz Kahn’s Fantastical Journey Through the Body

by Annie Minoff

The German graphic designer was a pioneer of popular science communication, using familiar objects as metaphors for biological processes.

fritz kahn, woody allen, sex, body, cell, journey, Uta von Debschitz
Nov. 29, 2013

The Choreographic World of Elizabeth Streb

by Annie Minoff

Ira's conversation with Action Architect Elizabeth Streb continues.

streb, choreography, streb action lab, dancers, dancing, physics

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