Art and Earth Science


Art, Natural Science, and Science

Artists have used the Earth as inspiration and as subject matter for millennia. This channel will highlight existing projects and discuss where the geosciences and artists can collaborate to bring new insights to what happens at the boundary between the disciplines. We are particularly interested in building research agendas to support this growing field.

Logo by Cassini Nazir.


Enhancing STEM: The Arts Effect

Ruth Catchen and Carolyn DeCristofano, collaborators in a pilot project to add the arts to a visable STEM curriculum, Engineering is Elementary, discuss the process and importance of making STEM into STEAM.

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Visualizing Big Data

Geoscientist Brian Burnham discusses gigabytes and terrabytes – how big dtat require design to tease out new patterns and insights.

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Students on Ice 2014

Artist Diane Burko with student participant Emily Moore and scientist Danielle Bianchi report from the Drake Passage after a week ‘on ice’ in Antarctica.

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Desert Sustainability and Performance Art

Matthew Garcia discusses his desert-based art and ecology initiative – DesertArtLAB.  Desert ArtLAB seeks to inform a discourse of place in desert urban landscapes, while challenging desert residents to consider how indigenous desert ecology can inform identity, equality and resilience in our desert communities.

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Coral Reef Mosaic Projects

Dr. Tim Lueker, geoscience researcher and mosaic artist, strives to save the ocean through mosaic art as outreach to promote awareness of climate issues affecting the oceans and environment.  Dr. Lueker discusses how his coral reef, mosaic projects with schools brings to light the threats to the natural world, expecially the oceans, from greenhouse gas […]

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Introduction to Art and Earth Science

Dr. Kathy Ellins and Dr. Susan Eriksson address the current status of art and earth science collaborations and new directions that could bolster their utility in geoscience research and education. Dr. Kathy Ellins works in the office of Outreach and Diversity in the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin, while Dr. Susan […]

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