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Bedazzle at University of Northern Iowa

Posted in News, Resources with tags , , , , , , , on October 26, 2012 by ccovert

I will be giving a talk on Halloween at the University of Northern Iowa.  It is free and open to the public, so if you are in the neighborhood stop by.  There is an exhibition of student posters for the event currently up as well as an exhibit on camouflage.  For more information see: http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/Calendar.html

I was invited to talk by Roy Behrens, Professor of Art at UNI, RISD Alum, and camouflage scholar.   I highly recommend his new book Ship Shape: A Dazzle Camouflage Sourcebook.

 

The Art and Science of Camouflage

Posted in News, Resources with tags , , , , , on March 18, 2012 by ccovert

Listen to Roger Hanlon, Senior Scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole and Basia Goszczynska, animator, artist, video editor, and film maker discuss how “art informs science in the study of camouflage and communication”.
Take a look at Roger’s video of the masters of camouflage, cephalopods: http://www.sciencefriday.com/embed/video/10397.swf

Zebra Stripes

Posted in News, Resources with tags , , on March 17, 2012 by ccovert

A zebra’s stripes have nothing to do with camouflaging them in tall grass reports a research article in the Journal of Experimental Biology.