Posts by Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
July 3, 2020

Sublime Installations Made From Thousands of Beads and Buttons Celebrate Korean Architecture

Korean-born artist Ran Hwang is known for her ingenious use of materials to build up contemporary installations. Using beads, buttons, and pins, she works meticulously to create textural artworks that are stunning from both afar and up close. With her Palace Series, she applies this technique to traditional Korean architecture and the results are astonishing. Hwang was inspired by the five grand palaces of Seoul—Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Gyeonghuigung, Deoksugung, and Changgyeonggung.

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July 2, 2020

Researchers Examine Plants Brought Back to Life From 32,000-Year-Old Seeds

Thanks to the work of squirrels, researchers in Siberia were able to grow viable Silene stenophylla plants from 32,000-year-old seeds. This incredible event, which happened in 2012, is still having a dramatic event on the scientific community and now Austrian researchers are trying to sequence the plant’s DNA to find out how it was able to survive so long.

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July 1, 2020

NASA Shares Spectacular 10-Year Time-Lapse Video of the Sun

We’ve seen some impressive timelapses, but nothing compares to what NASA has just released. A decade in the making, this one-hour timelapse covers 10 years of the Sun. Piecing together an astounding 425 million images taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), A Decade of Sun is a fascinating look at the star at the center of our solar system. The work is a celebration of SDO’s work, as it began monitoring the sun in 2010.

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