In 2007, award-winning science journalist Carl Zimmer asked his blog readership, which is mainly comprised of medical professionals and science enthusiasts, whether they had any science-related tattoos they were hiding. Much to his surprise, several hundred of them were. Four years later, Carl Zimmer is promoting his latest book, Science Ink, which showcases over 300 medical tattoos that he documented in his research. Medical professionals/students and general tattoo or science enthusiasts at Waterside Plaza may be interested in joining him at the New York Academy of Sciences on Tuesday, January 24 at 7PM to explore the interesting body art acquired in the pursuit of science.
In this event, Zimmer will speak about the actual science as well as the history of tattooing, offering interesting highlights from his book. The gallery of scientific tattoos in Science Ink range from evolutionary biology to astrophysics and beyond. In addition, a handful of the science-obsessed people from the book will attend to share the compelling personal stories behind their choice of ink. Attendees are also welcome to share their own tattooing experiences and images, science-related or not. There will be a reception to follow. You can register for the event here. This event costs $15 for members of NYAS, $25 for non-members, and $20 for students, postdocs, and fellow non-members.
Posted at 01:06PM Jan 12, 2012 by Di in Medicine |