Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Mild panic! And some nerdy knitting...

While I know I promised I was back last week, a couple of days after that post I went into a mild panic once I realised it was a little over a month until the confirmation of my PhD candidature. I have to submit a 10,000 word essay (mostly there, just need to make it somewhat tighter and more coherent) and do a presentation on my topic. I'm ok with presentations, so long as I know my stuff. However when you're constantly dealing with things that you don't know, and most of the people in your field don't know either, you start to wonder whether you know anything at all with all of this unknown stuff around all of the time...

But then when I actually uncurl myself from the fetal position and take a few deep breaths, I realise that I can almost make a semi-sensible sounding presentation and the past 11 months of solid reading, reviewing and getting to know my participant group haven't been all a waste. However, I've got a bit of work to do over the next few weeks. I still promise all of the things I promised you last post, but the blogging might be a bit erratic over the next month and my usual post-every-2nd-day average might go out the window.

Oh yeah, and some batteries for my camera so I can download all of these exciting photos that I need to blog about might come in handy too.

So while I'm combining Science with my craft blogging, I may as well share with you these. As regular followers of this blog may know, I just love it when art and science combine, and I have particular respect for people who go out of their way to make their art anatomically accurate.

This one is particularly dear to my heart. From The Museum of Scientifically Accurate Fabric Brain Art. Thank you very much, Kat, for the link! They did an MRI on it too (but, as they note, they didn't think it was worth attempting an fMRI, hehe).


And here is a frog and mouse dissection kit, by CraftyHedgehog

3 out of 4 biologists agree: Knitting in Biology 101 is the cutest biology project, ever! If you think so too, then this, my friend, is the art object for you.



Cute but creepy!

3 comments:

katiecrackernuts said...

Wow, you've got some busy times ahead of you there. The knitted brain might be how you feel after all that. Woolly. Get it. God I kill myself.

Hoppo Bumpo said...

No matter how accurate all that knitting is, is still a little bit wrong!

Good luck for the upcoming month!

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