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

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.

TED Blog

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 his process, the mystical quality of the images gives way to understanding. But how important to him is it that the casual viewer of his artwork know the underlying scientific principles? Actually, not very. “I’m…

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