Can we put the sky into a bottle? TEDxDarwin

Using the diaphanous nanomaterial silica aerogel in visual arts and creating clouds into silica aerogel sculptures, could also improve public’s perception for scientific research and make informed decisions regarding climate change and how it affects our everyday behaviors. Climatic Sculptureality could also help Environmental scientists to observe atmospheric changes in micro climatic conditions as well as Health scientists to improve nanomaterials.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Click on the link to listen to an interview with Dr. Michaloudis taken by Channel 9 News, Darwin, Australia.

About the author: Ioannis Michaloudis

ioannis MICHALOU(di)S, PhD, is a visual artist, academic and researcher internationally acknowledged as one of the leaders in Art&Science and the first ever creator and investigator on the application of the NASA’s nanomaterial silica aerogel in Visual Arts, Design and Architecture. He had received his PhD in Visual Arts at the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne in 1998. In 2001 he received the Fulbright’s Award for Greek Artists in order to complete an research titled Nephele to the third power at MIT. In 2007 he won the Golden Lighthouse of XXIV Biennale in Alexandria, Egypt. His artworks stand in several public and private collections. His recent project Climactic Sculptureality is examining processes of creating microclimatic conditions into sculptures made off the space technology nanomaterial silica aerogel, this immaterial substance having the appearance of a fragment of sky. Dr. Michaloudis is coordinating the Post Graduate program in Visual Arts at the School of Creative Arts and Humanities of Charles Darwin University, NT, Australia