Monday, May 23, 2016

This week in lecture we learned about nanotechnology and art.  This week’s topic is interesting due to the fact that that with nanotechnology we cannot see the art with the naked eye.  Nanotechnology involves technology that is on a molecular level, therefore we cannot see it without this technology.  This technology has the potential to change the world scientifically as well as socially.  It is amazing to know that nanotechnology surrounds us as is involved in much of what we do, but we cannot see it due to its small size.

In Dr. Gimzewski’s lecture we learned about how nanotechnology was first conceptualized in 1959.  He talks about Richard Feynman, and his lecture on science at the atomic levels.  Feynman discusses how much potential there is within nanoparticles.  One of the most amazing things from his lecture was his point on writing pages from the Encyclopedia Britannica on a pinhead.  He not only proved that writing 25,000 pages of the Encyclopedia Britannica was possible, but that it was possible to write 260,000,000 pages.  He was able to prove his point that at a molecular level, the possibilities with art and science are endless, which really opened my eyes to how nanotechnology and art can go together.

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Gemzewski, Jim. "Nanotech for Artists." University of California. Web. 24 May 2015. <>.

Lilley, Maiken. "The Art of Nanotech." PBS. PBS, 18 Nov. 2010. Web. 22 May 2016.

Lovgren, Stefan. "Can Art Make Nanotechnology Easier to Understand?" National Geographic. National Geographic Society, n.d. Web. 22 May 2016.

"NanoArt 21." NanoArt 21. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 May 2016.

"Nanotechnology Now." Nanotechnology Art Gallery. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 May 2016.

1 comment:

  1. I like how you said that nanotechnology is everywhere, but we can see necessarily see it. Additionally, your commentary on the Encyclopedia Britannica was insightful because I had never heard of that.