Neuroscience and Art from Okunola Jeyifous #ArtTuesday
Neuroscience meets visual art in the work of Okunola Jeyifous. Here’s more from the artist on Art the Science:
Most directly, the main areas of my scientific inquiry are molecular and cellular biology and neuroscience. More specifically, I am a neuroscientist who uses microscopy to visualize the dynamic inner architecture of brain cells. This involves illuminating small and nuanced microscopic detail that possesses significant relevance in broader physiological contexts like memory formation, or the neuronal effects of drugs of abuse.
My arts practice has a reflexive relationship with this imaging and optics-heavy scientific approach. In my early development as a photographer, I found myself analyzing “macro” visual fields (physical and social landscapes) much like I would microscopic images of brain cells in a dish, by isolating and scrutinizing small regions of that field and looking for nuanced detail in the interactions among the elements (between people, the physical landscape, built structures). In this way, the science I was doing became a template for my photographic approach to capturing and studying “macro” images and visual narratives in “real-world” settings, and I frequently employ a minimalist composition in order to highlight these revealing “sums of the whole”.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.