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A Hierarchy of Eddies

Big whorls have little whorls which feed on their velocity, And little whorls have lesser whorls And so on to viscosity.  Lewis Fry Richardson, 1881 – 1953. English mathematician, physicist, meteorologist, psychologist & poet.  Part scientific-model, part black-box theatre, A … Continued

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Art Vs Science Festival – Molecular Sculpture

Scale Free Network’s Molecular Sculpture activity was part of the Art Vs Science Festival, one-day science, art and music festival at the Lismore City Hall organised by The Northern Rivers Science Hub from Southern Cross University as a part of a National … Continued

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Free Range Science – Microscopes and Molecules

To assist in the running of this participatory ‘Microscopes & Molecules’ activity, SFN enlisted the additional support of two artists, Rebeccah Power and Lauren Simmonds (see links below). This was our third collaboration with the Royal Institution of Australia and … Continued

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Molecular Sculpture at CSIRO Education

Everything is made out of molecules!!! On a nano-scale, you and this computer screen are made of the same things…..along with everything else in and around you! To explore this amazing phenomenon, SFN was invited by CSIRO Education (VIC) to … Continued

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Molecular Smorgasbord at National Science Week

For our very first trial of the Molecular Smorgasbord activity, we brought our plasticine, toothpicks and molecular recipes to Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Markets as part of National Science Week 2010’s ‘Living Science’ event. Over one day, members of the public, … Continued

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Molecular Smorgasbord at Castlemaine Farmers Market

According to Re:Science, every week is National Science Week! We were invited by Re:Science to bring our Molecular Smorgasbord to the people of Castlemaine (VIC). As part of their Living Science event, we set up a stall in the local … Continued

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The Tree of Life at Friends of the Earth

Following SFN’s Tree of Life-biodiversity workshop at ArtPlay (presented in collaboration with Tony Adams), we had the opportunity to install our tree and its collaboratively made leaves at Friends of the Earth Melbourne. We used a piece of Victorian bluestone … Continued

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Constructing the Tree of Life – workshop

Did you know there are three main branches to the Tree of Life, not just the one with all the plants and animals (Eukarya) on it? There is also Bacteria…. and Archaea (many you might know as extremophiles!) This project … Continued

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Art Gallery of Ballarat

During National Science Week 2010, SFN travelled to former gold-rush boom-town, Ballarat (VIC) to run a three day art-science lab installation. Hosted by The Art Gallery of Ballarat, we set up our microscopes, projectors, art equipment and molecular sculpture activity … Continued

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Art-Science Lab at Ipswich Art Gallery – 2010

In March 2010, SFN was invited by curator Ingrid Hedgecock to spend three weeks at the Ipswich Art Gallery in Queensland. In this workshop series, along with kit of our microscopes, petri-dishes, fascinating objects, projectors, library of highly magnified images … Continued