NanoArt 101

  • Nanoscience – Nanotechnology – NanoArt, Cris Orfescu – Introduction to NanoArt, Nanoscience, and Nanotechnology. Art and Nanomaterials in the past centuries. The beginnings and contemporary NanoArt.
  • NanoArt: Nanotechnology and Art, Cris Orfescu – Presenting the “NanoArt: Nanotechnology and Art” chapter from “Biologically-Inspired Computing for the Arts: Scientific Data through Graphics”, an attempt to introduce NanoArt to the general public.
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Cris Orfescu – Here is how the scanning electron microscope (SEM) works. SEM is a method for high-resolution imaging of surfaces.



  • NanoArt Designer Fabrics, Cris Orfescu – Presenting recently launched line of NanoArt Fabrics. The approximate 200 designs available are manipulated images of the nanosculptures created by Orfescu.




  • The NanoArt 21 Project, Cris Orfescu – Presentation of different Art-Technology programs around the world and recent NanoArt programs. A short history of The NanoArt 21 Project from its foundation in 2004, the vision, and mission are also presented.
  • The NanoArt Gallery in the Moon Museum part of the MOONARK Project by Carnegie-Mellon University, Cris Orfescu – 93 artworks at the smallest scale ever. The exhibition was curated by Cris Orfescu (NanoArt 21), Chris Robinson (USC), and Lowry Burgess (CMU) and includes works by Anna Ursyn, Bjoern Daempfling, Carmargo Rorivaldo, Carol Flaitz, Daniela Caceta, David Derr, David Hylton, Dheeraj Roy, Shruti Gour, Dolores Glover Kaufman, Elena Lucia Constantinescu, Enio Longo, Eva Lewarne, Frances Geesin, Fred Mariello, Galina Strukova, Gilberto Sossella, Han Halewijn, Ioannis Michaloudis, Jack Mason, Jan Schmoranzer, Janis Kirstein, Janko Jelenc, Jean Constant, KD Matheson, Louise Hughes, Maria Chiara Munisso, Phillip Bascom, Pilar Ruiz-Azuara, Renata Spiazzi, Ricardo Tranquilin, Robert Fairfax, Rockie Ssengonzi, Rostislav V. Lapshin, Sheri Neva, Siddartha Pathak, Simona Barison, Simone Battiston, Steven Pollard, Teja Krasek, Teresa Majerus-Bednarz, Ursula Freer, Valerio Voliani, Zilda Maria Matheus, Bjoern Hoffman, and Cris Orfescu.
  •  Nano Animation: Snowflakes Paradigm, Jean Constant – Snowflakes are geometrically simple and incredibly intricate. The software used to create the recursive snowflake cloud counted 16 million, 124 thousand, and 312 shapes in this particular iteration. From a script by “XpoPen”.
  • 52 Grains of Sand, Jean Constant – A blend of Mathematics, Applied Sciences, and Art. 1 image a day, 1 crystal/quartz a week for 52 weeks, Jan 1st –  Dec 31st, 2017.
    Each image originates in a selection of scientific  resources from the department of Geoscience at the University of Arizona in Tucson. The mineral property and atomic structure is explored fist in the VESTA software and the visualization finalized  in various 2D and 3D graphic editors.
  • nanoelements, Jean Constant – Mathematical manipulation of nanostructures


  • nanoSKY on the Moon – Silica Aerogel NanoSculpture, Ioannis Michaloudis – Introduction to the silica aerogel nanomaterial used by Michaloudis for his nanosculptures. The message of the air sculpture project and the MoonArk project are discussed also.
  • Can we put the sky into a bottle? TEDxDarwin, Ioannis Michaloudis – Using the silica aerogel nanomaterial in visual arts and creating cloud nanosculptures could improve the public’s perception for scientific research and climate change. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.