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Fascinated by the conjunction of art and science, by what the contrast between what must be theorized and what can be seen, Steve Miller's work explores a visual vocabulary of science in photographs, paintings, and sculptures. Working with scientific equipment including electron microscopes, X-rays, MRI machines, and even Rorschach blots, Miller creates surprisingly beautiful work that combines representational and abstract imagery and in doing so, pushes the boundaries of both modern art and technology. Working with scientific scans and data, Steve has created exquisite works based on imagery of blood cells, x-rays of plants and animals from the Amazon rainforest, the folding of proteins, the movement of ions across the cellular membrane, and even the human psyche that are not only beautiful but fascinating to contemplate.

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Carl Safina

Carl Safina's work has been recognized with MacArthur, Pew, and Guggenheim Fellowships, and his writing has won Orion, Lannan, and National Academies literary awards and the John Burroughs, James Beard, and George Rabb medals. He has a PhD in ecology from Rutgers University. Safina is the inaugural holder of the endowed chair for nature and humanity at Stony Brook University, where he co-chairs the steering committee of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and is founding president of the not-for-profit organization, The Safina Center. He hosted the 10-part PBS series Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina. His writing appears in The New York Times, National Geographic, Audubon, Orion, and other periodicals and on the Web at National Geographic News and Views, Huffington Post, and CNN.com. He lives on Long Island, New York.

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