Art as Science
Biology is a science
that renders itself perfectly fine to ART through graphics, drawings,
images, sculpture, even music inspired by genetic information.
Gunther is a San Diego artist and marine
biologist creating fine art and scientific illustrations
from biological specimen.
is a sculptor who developed a model of cutting and pasting
one-dimensional objects to recreate the inner organization
of biological macromolecules, mostly proteins. A physicist
by training, he visualizes the molecular shapes that drive
all functions of living organisms.
Compare his art to
the way scientists have modeled structures of proteins and
DNA before the age of computer but also how computer visualization
is shaping the perception of the microscopic world of atoms:
music is based on the linearity of genetic information encoded
in protein sequences, i.e., a sequence made of any numbers
of 20 amino acids, the alphabet of protein structures. We
say that a protein sequence contains information, genetic
information, that is translated into a spatial organization
(see protein sculptor Julian Voss-Andreae). Protein sequences
can also be viewed as language, here the language of music.
There are many sites on the Internet. The links below are
two of the more interesting ones. The first one let's you
create music to your favorite gene/protein.
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