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August 30th, 2011
The 5th anniversary edition of the NanoArt International Online Competition is over now and the TOP10 artists are exhibited on the NanoArt21 website.
7th Place: Simona Barison graduated in Chemistry in 1998. She is a material science researcher at the Institute for Energetics and Interphases of the Italian National Council of Research (CNR). She is working on the synthesis and characterization of materials (bulk, nanopowders, thin films) for energetic applications and she is responsible for the research line of advanced components for fuel cells and cooling devices of the research project nanotechnologies and physical metallurgy for energy and transport components of the CNR Department of Energy and Transport.
8th Place: Matjuska Teja Krasek holds a B.A. degree in painting from Arthouse - College for Visual Arts, Ljubljana. She is a freelance artist who lives and works in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Her theoretical as well as practical work is especially focused on symmetry as a linking concept between art and science, on filling a plane with geometrical shapes, especially those constituting Penrose tilings. The author's interest is focused on the shapes' inner relations, on the relations between the shapes and between them and a regular pentagon. Krasek's artworks also illustrate certain properties as golden mean relations, self-similarity, ten- and fivefold symmetry, Fibonacci sequence, inward infinity and perceptual ambiguity. She employs contemporary computer technology as well as classical painting techniques.
9th Place: Jack Mason has been creating his "nanographs" since 2002. As a journalist covering the commercialization of nanotech for Small Times, Technology Review, the Forbes/Wolfe Nanotech Report and others, he became fascinated with the scientific images that were part of the stories he was reporting. Now with IBM's consulting unit, Global Business Services, Jack is continuing to explore and explain innovation frontiers such as IBM's Smarter Planet initiative, which is focused on building the intelligent infrastructure for a new energy grid, electronic health data and patient records, and the "new intelligence" for business analytics, forecasting and modeling.
10th Place: Since the 1980s, Joel Kahn has been exploring ways of combining math, geometry, and computers to produce artworks. Lately he has have been focusing on BASIC-256, a simple but extremely powerful programming environment that has enormous unexplored artistic potential. He used a mathematical algorithm in BASIC-256 to alter the colors and details of the original image provided by NanoArt21.
As a reminder, all works are exhibited on the NanoArt21 exhibition site