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Joan Lee <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 11 Aug 2008 11:42:58 -0400
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On Aug 11, 2008, at 11:28 AM, Frank Ippolito wrote:

>  it is a nice prop in an important publication. though the basic  
> sentiment is about how integral illustration is within the sciences,   
> I do wish that the author hadn't repeated returned focus on the  
> aspects seen at the meeting that had so little to do with actual  
> science illustration. Terryl Whitlatch's "fantasy creatures...  
> inspired by the anatomy of real animals" is a nice sidebar to our  
> profession. on its own it would have served as such. but the author  
> then quotes Warren Allmon description of "... inspired guesses, and  
> artistic creativity to form a picture of what animals may have once  
> looked like." all the part's of Warren's talk where he mentions actual  
> paleontological illustration (and not popularized animal restorations)  
> is left out. he then mentions Jame's Gurney's Dinotopia talk. this  
> keynote was interesting and entertaining but not about real science  
> illustration. all this in a one page article leaves little room to  
> mention what science illustration really is and what GNSI typically  
> focuses on during a conference. in Omni magazine this would have been  
> expected. I guess when I see writings in journals such as Nature or  
> Science I am expecting an article written for scientists.
>  -frank
>> Hey, hey, hey! I got my copy of the Nature article and I didn't even  
>> need to make the trip to Tufts (not a long drive for distance, just  
>> the so-called "rush hour" traffic that lasts all day).
>> I've been looking at the link for a time and found that you didn't  
>> need to subscribe, however, the article still costs $32.00 and it was  
>> just one page! (Gulp!) So, I FINALLY decided to just write to the  
>> library at Tufts yesterday and received a PDF copy this morning.
>> It was well worth the wait folks!
>> Janet P. Wilkins
>>> From: gretchen halpert <[log in to unmask]>
>>> Date: 2008/07/29 Tue PM 06:51:33 CDT
>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>> Subject: [SCIART] conference publicity
>>> Hi all,Here are two links of interest:
>>> The first is from Jim Gurney's blog, with a very nice report of the  
>>> conference under July  
>>> 24th: 
>>> science-illustrators.html
>>> The second is an article that was in the Journal Nature. Your best  
>>> bet for reading it is from a university library unless you have a  
>>> subscription. The article came out the week before the conference  
>>> and was posted on the bulletin board at the  
>>> registration. 
>>> 454278a.html
>>> Both good press for the GNSI.
>>> The Ithaca conference committee rocks!
>>> Cheers,Gretchen
>>> Gretchen HalpertGNSI past-president (Gail, I owe you the  
>>> tiara.)Elmira, [log in to unmask]
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