Nerding Out on Art and Science


This month’s Nerd Nite in Honolulu ventured into the creative side of science and MakerLab was there to highlight the importance of integrating art into science and showcase the collaboration between Judy Lemus and Kirsten Carlson known as Artscipaedia Plankton.

Judy and Kirsten spoke about the critical skills used in both science and art—creativity, observation and analysis. Skills that were used equally in the study of nature by the first scientists but has become analysis heavy in the last century. They shared how they developed the Artscipaedia to develop a fun and engaging way to learn about plankton using creative thinking and expression.