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Arts and design of the future is what Transhumanist Arts and Culture Showings are all about.  Currently our gallery presents the "NANO" group showing, featuring eight designers.  NANO is a rare opportunity to view selected nano images by designers whose backgrounds embrace fine arts, multi-media, technology, science and engineering. Compiling the diverse milieu is brought about through a common visual theme which draws the collection together.

 the  n a n o  e x h i b i t i o n   2010

April Showing
Featuring: Gina Miller l Forrest Bishop l Anders Sandberg l Robert Freitas l Eric Viktor l Philippe Van Nedervelde l Michael Gallagher l Natasha Vita-More l and Museum Exhibitions on Nanotechnology

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Forrest Bishop
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Robert Freitas

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 more info Eric Viktor

Philippe Van Nedervelde's
3D Art Studio

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Natasha Vita-More

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Nano at UCLA


Please visit the Nanomedicine Art Gallery created by Robert Freitas and hosted by the Foresight Institute.  Robert Freitas is the curator of the gallery.  The Gallery is the first and most complete online collection of original and previously-published nanomedicine-related images, artwork, graphics, and animations ever assembled, with an emphasis on medical nanorobotics. There are also hundreds of useful links to images and websites related to nanomedicine, nanotechnology, medical visualization and simulation, and microbiology.

"At the Nanomedicine Art Gallery you will find a small but growing collection of visual artwork that describes many different views of how medical nanorobots and other nanomedical devices and systems might appear. Some of these works have been borrowed with permission from already-published print-media or electronic-media works. Other contributions are original graphics created by the named individual artists especially for this Gallery exhibition, for your additional enjoyment. The images in the Nanomedicine Art Gallery are organized into three nonexclusive conceptual groupings Nanorobot Species, Medical Challenges, and Individual Artists for easy browsing.

Artwork in this Gallery should be appreciated as expressions of each artist's unique creative impulses and insights. Some works may be highly interpretive or impressionistic, while others may attempt to achieve photographic realism or the precise rendering of a technical engineering illustration. Some images are in the nature of rough drafts or quick sketches; others are more elaborate finished pieces. All styles are welcome here. And all images are presented with the understanding that they are "artist's conceptions" which may or may not entirely reflect the technical nanodevice designer's original intent or the ultimate engineering reality.

As you explore the Nanomedicine Art Gallery, please keep in mind that all works on this site are copyrighted. Permission to use these works for any purpose other than viewing on this site must be obtained from the person or organization listed as the copyright holder. Gallery maintenance takes considerable effort, so we request that the notation "courtesy Nanomedicine Art Gallery" accompany each image used from the Gallery. Visitors are also strongly encouraged to visit the excellent websites of the print publications and individual artists that are represented here."  (courtesy of Nanomedicine Art Gallery)




The purposeful arrangement of individual atoms bears some resemblance to the methods monks use to laboriously create sand images particle by particle, however, Eastern and Western cultures use these bottom-up building practices with very different perceptions and purposes. This installation incorporates a mandala (a cosmic diagram and ritualistic symbol of the universe, used in Hinduism and Buddhism, which can be translated from Sanskrit as "whole", "circle" or "zero") in conjunction with LACMA East's "Circle of Bliss" exhibition on Nepalese and Tibetan Buddhist Art. Visitors watch as images of a grain of sand are projected in evolving scale from the molecular structure of a single grain to the recognizable image of a pile of sand. On the atomic scale the sand particles are like atoms, but a thousand of times smaller. From a bottom-up method of visual image building, a sand mandala slowly emerges.

In the mandala space, a meditative soundscape compliments the video projection of sand grains at multiplying scales. The soundtrack component is derived from sounds recorded during the creative process of making the mandala.



All images on this page and at the NANO showing are copyrighted by the artists.  Please email Transhumanist Arts curator or individual artists for purchasing their work.  Thank you.