BITS – Mini Series by Beauty of Science

In ALL, BITS by Cat Lau

Created by filmmaker and photographer Wenting Zhu, Mini Series leaves us awestruck as we are propelled into the microscopic world of chemical reactions. This project is among many other captivating films from Beauty of Science, a studio that creates inspiring content for science education and outreach.

“The microscope can be used not only for scientific observation, but also for artistic creation. I mixed pigments with other chemicals in a small petri dish, recorded their movements and shapes through the microscope, and found that within each tiny spot lies another hidden world of complexity.” -Wenting Zhu

In this post, we take a look at a series which highlights the crystallization process of aluminum (MINIGOBELET I), ammonium chloride in red pigments (MINIGOBELET II), the mixing of blue and white pigments with alcohol (MINIGOBELET III) and a mixture of different liquids (MINIGOBELET IV).





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Cat Lau

Cat is a former behavioural neuroscientist-turned-science communicator. She is passionate about integrating creative approaches in science communication and knowledge mobilization. For the past few years, Cat has held diverse roles as a science writer, amateur-artist, nomadic science outreach facilitator and knowledge translation coordinator. Her interest in art-based science communication inspired her research in Canadian organizations and programs that use interdisciplinary approaches to engage the public in the sciences. This led to her interest in the evaluation component of the Science-Artist Residency at Art the Science. Ultimately, she hopes to develop resources that will contribute to the growth of Canadian science-art culture. Twitter: @scicommcat