I enjoy using software tools to generate artistic visualizations of scientific data and concepts. I use a combination of vector-graphics (primarily using Inkscape), bitmap graphics, 3D-renders (using Python and POVray), and AI-art-generation models. The banner on this website rotates through a selection of the things I’ve generated.
I collaborate with professional artists and academics of the arts. With Prof. Schedel at Stony Brook University, we investigated the sonification of x-ray scattering data, and developed a modern instantiation of dance notations. I worked with arts.codes, who developed a set of pieces related to scientific data from the Center for Functional Nanomaterials. This led to the creation of a 3D-printed sculpture, and a virtual reality experience combining data rendering and sonification, allowing participants to explore datasets.
I have made cover art for a selection of journal articles and books, including:
|Nalwa, H.S. “Polymeric Nanostructures and their Applications” American Scientific Publishers 2006, ISBN: 1–58883–068–3.|
|Aldaye, F.A.; Sleiman, H.F. “Sequential Self-Assembly of a DNA Hexagon as a Template for the Organization of Gold Nanoparticles” Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 2006, 45(14), 2204 doi: 10.1002/anie.200502481|
|Barrett, C.J.; Mamiya, J.; Yager, K.G.; Ikeda, T. “Photo-mechanical Effects in Azobenzene-containing Soft Materials” Soft Matter 2008, 3, 1249. doi: 10.1039/b705619b|
|Yager, K.G.; Berry, B.C.; Page, K.; Patton, D.; Karim, A.; Amis, E.J. “Disordered Nanoparticle Interfaces for Directed Self-Assembly” Soft Matter 2009, 5, 622–628. doi: 10.1039/B813970A|
|“Polymer Science at NIST” Advanced Materials 2010, Vol. 23, No. 3 (January 18 2011). link|
|Page, K.A.; Soles, C.L; Runt, J. “Polymers for Energy Storage and Delivery” ACS Symposium Series 2012, ISBN: 9780841226319.|
|Kan, K.H.M.; Cranston, E.D. “Mechanical testing of thin film nanocellulose composites using buckling mechanics” TAPPI Journal 2013, 12, 9-17.|
|Lu, X.; Yager, K.G.; Johnston, D.; Black, C.T.; Ocko, B.M. “Grazing-incidence transmission X-ray scattering: surface scattering in the Born approximation” Journal of Applied Crystallography 2013, 46, 165–172. doi 10.1107/S0021889812047887|
|Yang, X.; Shi, K.; Zhitomirsky, I.; Cranston, E.D. “Cellulose Nanocrystal Aerogels as Universal 3D Lightweight Substrates for Supercapacitor Materials” Advanced Materials 2015, 27, 6104-6109. doi: 10.1002/adma.201502284|
|De France, K.J.; Yager, K.G.; Hoare, T.; Cranston, E.D. “Cooperative Ordering and Kinetics of Cellulose Nanocrystal Alignment in a Magnetic Field” Langmuir 2016, 32, 7564–7571. doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b01827|
|Black, C.T.; Forrey, C.; Yager, K.G. “Thickness-dependence of block copolymer coarsening kinetics” Soft Matter 2017, 13, 3275–3283. doi: 10.1039/C7SM00212B|
|De France, K.J.; Hoare, T.; Cranston, E.D. “Review of Hydrogels and Aerogels Containing Nanocellulose” Chemistry of Materials 2017, 29, 4609-4631. doi: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b00531|
|Reid, M.; Villalobos, M.; Cranston, E.D. “Benchmarking Cellulose Nanocrystals: From the Laboratory to Industrial Production” Langmuir 2017, 33, 1583-1598. doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b03765|
|De France, K.J.; Xu, F.; Hoare, T. “Structured Macroporous Hydrogels: Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities” Advanced Healthcare Materials 2018, 10, 1700927. doi: 10.1002/adhm.201700927|
I have been exploring how AI-art-generation systems can be applied to generating science-inspired imagery and illustrations.