Volume 86 Issue 47 | pp. 40-41
Issue Date: November 24, 2008

Postcards From Innerspace

An artist scans a nanoscientist's samples for framable landscapes
Department: Science & Technology

IN THE RIGHT HANDS, say, in those of artist Michael Oliveri, a scanning electron microscope (SEM) of roasted ceramic films can pull off miracles of sorts: The invisibly tiny dimensions of the micro- and nanorealms become Ansel Adams-like images, with arresting landscapes that simultaneously come off as familiar and otherworldly.

Oliveri, whose first degree is in electronics, is a professor of art and digital media at the University of Georgia, where the field has been . . .

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