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  • Back to the Anemone

    Google Play video game “Back to the Anemone” is a videogame were you can play the part of a Clown Fish looking to get back home.With the functionality of a platform videogame and aesthetics from the ’80s (it is also an homage to a classic film from that decade) our fish has to swim searching…

  • Eco / Environmental First Aid Kits

    We have created a series of digital storytelling systems designed as environmental first aid kits.  They are mobile in nature and customized to collect imagery, sound, data and more. These systems weave together a collection of research, data visualizations, ecological material exploration, digital storytelling, imagery, sounds and other site specific work. They are designed for…

  • Algae Society Chalk Wall

    Algae stencils for a giant chalk wall developed as part of the MOXI Museum exhibit highlight phytoplankton as chalk, also known as calcium carbonate. Chalk is a very pure biogenic fine-grained limestone made up of marine dandruff, the hard bits of marine algae (coccolithophores) that have settled to the sea bed. If large algae blooms…

  • ARTECS Research Group at Universidad Complutense de Madrid: Researchers and students works on Art, Science, and Nature

    Researchers from the ARTECS (ARTE, TECNOLOGÍA Y COMPROMISO SOCIAL) group at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and students work on art and nature, have come together to create this series of projects exploring algae as a subject of art and science collaboration. PROJECT #1 TITLE: OCEANS ARTIST: PAU VELARDETECHNIQUE: PHOTOGRAPHY (4)Interested in the relationship between humans…

  • Painting with Algae

    Chalk is composed of tiny calcite (calcium carbonate) plates called coccoliths. These are sections of the intricate spherical housing secreted by a type of phytoplankton smaller than the width of a hair, known as coccolithophores. Artist Jennifer Parker mixes calcium carbonate with spirulina (algae) powder, gum arabic*, and water to paint botanical style paintings phytoplankton. *Gum arabic…

  • Phyto Heros

    Oeanic Scales has expanded to include an educational app / game about phytoplankton titled Phyto Heroes. These tiny creatures are invisible to the human eye and produce half the earth’s oxygen while also feeding the oceans creatures. Phyto Heroes was create for fun and to explore phytoplankton as a STEM to STEAM research subject through an…

  • Earth Day festival

    The MOXI Museum booth created an Algae Watercolor workshop for the Earth Day Festival in Santa Barbara, CA. The workshop explored Algae Society DIY paint making exhibiting small watercolors on paper as part of The Algae Society Bio Art Design Lab launch at the Museum.

  • The Algae Society Library

    Since the MOXI Museum caters to communities of all ages we put together a small library of books with animal and plants species living in a variety of ecosystems to inspire, explore, and connect young readers and caregivers to learn more about our symbiotic relationship of algae in natural and man-made environments.

  • Anna Atkins, British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions

    Trained as a botanist, Anna Atkins developed an interest in photography as a means of recording botanical specimens for a scientific reference book, British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions. This publication was one of the first uses of light-sensitive materials to illustrate a book. Instead of traditional letterpress printing, the book’s handwritten text and illustrations were created…

  • Algae Research in Joshua Tree National Park

    Algae are also found in deserts! As an ecologist and an artist, Juniper Harrower studies the complexities of species interactions under climate change focused on the symbiotic interactions between Joshua trees, their soil fungi, and moth pollinators in Joshua Tree National Park. She has translated her doctoral research into a narrative for stop motion animation. …