viernes, 31 de agosto de 2007

Student Artists Capture Nano Future

Contest winner Jessica Burn's entry, "Up, Up, and Away."

Clarion University of Pennsylvania's Nanotechnology Program generated much interest among high school students this year with the launch of the 1st Annual Clarion University High School Nanotechnology Digital Art Contest. Led by Dr. Joshua Pearce, Assistant Professor of Physics, the annual contest is designed to ignite more excitement about nanotechnology among students who are thinking about their own future opportunities.
"We started the contest as a way to get high school students to begin to explore the possibilities of the future with nanotechnology," says Prof. Pearce. "By making it a digital art contest rather than a science contest we hoped to attract students who may not normally be attracted to science fairs and thus broaden the pool of students that would learn about nanotechnology." The inaugural 2007 contest invited students to submit original artwork addressing "Nanotechnology and the Environment" and explore what the effects of nanotechnology might be on the environment in developing their creative ideas.
Contest-winning artist Jessica Burn's goal in creating "Up, Up, and Away with Nanotechnology" (pictured above) is to demonstrate "how we as a society can make a better tomorrow with the power of science." According to Ms. Burns, "Essentially, this piece represents how society can utilize the emerging power of nanotechnology to shape a cleaner, better tomorrow for all."
Based on the success of the first competition, Dr. Pearce plans to run the nanotechnology art contest yearly.

¿Por que se me figura a Feynman?

1 comentario:

Earendelwissen dijo...

mmm, interesante lo que estan promoviendo, sin embargo, los avances en nanotecnologia podrian crear un desequilibrio en el medio ambiente. seria muy dificil que los nuevos materiales se degradaran, al menos que ya esten pensando como se podria solucionar este problema. como dice el dicho, no hay bien que por mal no venga, pero en este caso seria " no hay mal que por bien no venga".