HIV buttons all packaged up to go into swag bags! The first 50 shoppers in the door at the Etsy Made in Canada show at MaRS get a bag of handmade goodies :)
The Toronto edition of Etsy MIC takes place this Saturday, September 27th in the MaRS atrium at University Ave. & College St. From 10am to 4pm. Come by and check out over 120 local artists!
I’m working on building up a stockpile of at least a thousand pieces for a big show I’m doing in November. This pathetically small pile represents about 4 hours of work.
I need some elves.
New work in progress: whipworm stamp, whipworm & sea anemone pendants, HIV buttons, uterus stamp, and uterus pendants.
Freaking amazing. WE LIVE IN THE FUTURE.
A demonstration of the VeinViewer - a device which allows you to see through the skin. The VeinViewer uses near-infrared light to detect vessels and blood up to 10mm beneath the surface, and projects a picture onto the skin to reveal vessel structure and blood flow in real time.
Clip taken from the 2013 Royal Institution CHRISTMAS LECTURES: Life Fantastic Lecture 1 - Where do I come from?
Uglycon用作品4点の内のひとつ、オクトアイスバットブローチ。Octo Ice-Bat brooch! One of my custom pieces for #Uglycon! #uglydoll #giantrobot #art #craft #brooch #needlefelting
Oh, Hine. Even her ugly things are gorgeous!
Science jewelry giveaway for grad students - WINNERS!
Time to announce the three winners of my giveaway! This was a very difficult choice, as all the entries were really interesting. We had shiny new grad students with their hearts full of hope and no clue about the terror and devastation to come (kidding! sort of), knowledgeable and confident newly-minted PhDs, and everything in between. It was so fun and inspiring to read all your stories, so thank you all for entering! In the end, though, I did have to choose only three entries to win. Here they are:
Molly is an energetic young scientist just embarking on her journey through grad school. She had what sounds like a very entertaining undergraduate research experience pulling ex-food out of skua poop. The poop was apparently collected by very brave field researchers who risked the face-flaying talons of angry skuas, who are, as it turns out, unusually protective of their feces. Molly sent this photo of her completely awesome homemade cell costume.
Julie says she’s always been a scientist at heart, and performed her first experiment at the tender age of 3, when she tossed her pet bunnies in the pool to find out if they could swim. Don’t worry, the bunnies were fine. She’s learnt a few things about the scientific method since then, and is now in her second year of a PhD in developmental genetics. Julie studies nervous system development in a sea anemones (not bunnies). She hopes to continue in academia and eventually become a professor, but is keeping her options open. Maybe she’ll become the world’s first bunny swim coach! You can follow Julie on Twitter @Julie_B92
Jennifer is almost through her first year of her PhD, but her path has been an unusual one so far. She’s a single mom, a blogger, a former science instructor, and a very cool lady. She’s a wonderful example of the strange and enriching places life can take you when it throws you for a loop. It’s challenging being a grad student, and we all know single moms work their butts off, but when you read Jennifer’s blog you quickly realize that she’s handling the load with grace, sincerity, and a truly astounding amount of good old fashioned hard work. I can’t imagine someone more deserving of any prize, however humble this one might be. Jennifer can be found on Twitter @OshnGirl
Thanks again for all your entries!