Connections of Life, Nature and Universe in Arts and Science

Hi, it’s Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonhill. There was a great greenygrey start to Brian Cox’s new BBC life and nature documentary Wonders of Life first episode: What is Life?

Wonders of Life dragonfly

Yes, that was the first image of the documentary, as you can see from the 00.01 time. It could have been a long-lost greenygrey world for all I could decipher. And I wasn’t that far off. It was a dragonfly’s eye in an insect greenygrey world; known as a pond by humans.

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It would soon metamorphise into a nice bright pretty colourful dragonfly, as Greenygreys can shapeshift; but dragonflies only do it once in their short lives; leaving its greenygrey past (as seen in the image) in the background, and fly out above the plants and water into the sun.

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It was a promising start to Wonders of Life, and nice to see Brian did a great grass and shirt greenygrey photo shoot for the series cover shot.

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I’d have preferred a wolf pup of course.

How the Universe and Life Works

In a similar vein, Ben Gilliland provided a fantastic introductory summary to how the chemistry and physics of life and space works in the Metro newspaper (March 21st, 2013). It’s also available on his cosmonline blog.

Put Your Hands Up by Joel Robinson

Talking of similar veins, Joel Robinson’s Put Your Hands Up highlights the connections between humanity and nature in his artwork; sometimes using glorious greenygrey; as with these images showcased on the eMORFES website:

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