At the very end of this article Scientist names new Florida Keys marine species after Jimmy Buffett:
As Sikkel searches the world for undiscovered species, he has a list of other musicians he wants to honor, including Jerry Garcia, Eddie Van Halen and Henry Kapono.
“Artists, in general, are great at presenting things and exposing people to things because that’s what they do,” Sikkel said. “And scientists aren’t as good at that. But by joining forces with the artists, we can help spread the word about the science and how cool it is.”
Have you experienced any collaborations of art and science that you have enjoyed or otherwise remember?
At a gallery once I saw an exhibit of incredibly detailed, knitted bacteria, each of which had a large card explaining what was shown, which I admit was fascinating.