AI: Macro Vs Micro

Telescopes allowed us to see deep into space, letting us see galaxies and nebulae of incredible beauty. Microscopes have allowed us to see things too small to be imagined in incredible detail.

Both have given us stunning images of our universe that we couldn’t possibly have seen without them, but which do you prefer?

Question: Which do you prefer, the images from telescopy or microscopy? Which is of more artistic value? Which is of more scientific value?

The ART Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Mad Art Lab community. Look for it to appear Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 3pm ET.


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Ryan Consell is a skeptical artist, tap-dancing armorer, juggling scientist, rock-climbing writer, sword-fighting math teacher, uni-cycling gamer, fire-spinning academic and devout nerd. He has a Masters in Applied science, most of a bachelors in Fine Arts, and a very short attention span. He is the author of How Not to Poach a Unicorn and half of the masochistic comedy duo that is Creative Dissonance. Follow him on Twitter @StudentofWhim

1 Comment

  1. May 18, 2011 at 12:54 am

    I’m really into drawing bacteria and viruses right now but still that is a hard choice. I have a few great books, one called “Micro Cosmos” and the other called “Heaven and Earth” that show both the far away and the very small and the similarities as far as geometrics. Awesome stuff.

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