The art of science: Stunning, psychedelic images from Fabian Oefner

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Science and art make for a stunning combination… this TED talk blog post displays the work of the amazing Fabian Oefner, a photographer who shares “breathtaking images at the nexus of art and science.” Even if you aren’t the biggest fan of science, the pictures are still breathtaking; after all, who says you need to understand something to enjoy it? And if you place yourself on the other side of the fence (scientific mind, artistically disinclined), the process behind each photograph may be what fascinates you most. Oefner’s work is certainly worth a quick look, dear readers… who knows what could happen? You very well may find yourself itching to create some interdisciplinary mediums of your own.

Originally posted on TED Blog:

Aurora No. 01 (2013) This image illustrates the combustion of alcohol. A flame is stopped in time as it travels through a glass bottle, containing whiskey and oxygen. More starting at 7:39 in Oefner’s talk.
Aurora No. 01 (2013) This image illustrates the combustion of alcohol. A flame is stopped in time as it travels through a glass bottle, containing whiskey and oxygen. More starting at 7:39 in Oefner’s talk.

In today’s TED Talk, Fabian Oefner shares breathtaking images at the nexus of art and science, which beautifully capture unique moments of physical and chemical drama.

[ted_talkteaser id=1834]Formally trained in art and design, Oefner says that he has always been interested in science. Though he can’t pinpoint the exact moment when he became interested in pairing his two loves, he views both pursuits as inextricably linked by a crucial bond: “The most important quality of science or art is curiosity,” Oefner tells the TED Blog. “That’s what keeps me going and always finding something new.”

On the TED stage, Oefner demonstrates the science at work behind three of his photographs. As he explains…

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