The brilliant mind of Glendon Mellow from the blog Symbiartic has instigated what may be the best Tweet-storm of all time.
Starting today and running through March 7th. Glendon is encouraging everyone to tweet their favorite SciArt creations using the hashtag #SciArt. Anyone can participate, even if you are not an artist, join in by tweeting links to people you like that make science inspired art or just RT cool things you see in the feed. At the very least go be inspired by the wonder and glory that is being created daily when art and science merge!
How to participate:
Post your art on Twitter using the #SciArt hashtag.
Aim to post a minimum of 3 of your works per day, so 21 for the week.
Feel free to post more, a lot more than 3.
Post anything sciart-related: sketches, finished pieces, cartoons, fine art, bioart, paleoart, medical illustration, nature painting, you name it.
Works do not have to be new. Get out that back catalogue. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about Twitter, it’s that your old artwork is always new to someone.
Post the same piece more than once. If you’ve got an image or 2 you really want to promote, the audience at 2pm Tuesday is not the same as the audience at 2am Friday.
By all means , promote your blog and online store. A tweet consisting of “, #SciArt” + the image itself looks perfect to me.
Try to retweet at least 5 other #sciart tweets by other people per day. We are not policing this effort, so more or less is fine. Whatever you are comfortable with.
The goal of this is to share the variety and importance of art as it relates to science. By posting a huge flurry of tweets all in one week, we hope to reach an even broader audience. We hope you’ll be a part of it!
DNA photo by me. You can find it in the hashtag feed!