Saturday, May 21, 2016


Nanotechnology is the most up and coming art form in today’s generation, because about 25 years ago this type of technology wasn’t even around. Everything is based off of the Nano scale to degree of measurements of science, engineering, and technology. Dr. Gemzewski’s video dissects Richard Feynman’s view on Nanotechnology which was, “The principles of physics, as far as I can see, do not speak against the possibility of maneuvering things atom by atom…put the atoms down where the chemist says, and so you have the substance” (Richard Feynman) This explains that atoms are not only the bases of the Nano scale but all of life. This also relates back to how art and Nanotechnology are related in which is that both of these concepts are merely innovative processes that happen naturally.

Nanotechnology is seen throughout our daily lives and can be found in the environment, electronics, consumer good, sporting goods, and most importantly art and medicine. Medicine has been known for containing nanoparticles through heat and light in certain drugs, which are known for killing cancerous cells. It also brings us a new concept of Nanoart which has been becoming more well known because of the combination of art and information. This shows how the development of Nanotechnology can help many people around the world.

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1 comment:

  1. Nice post! I like how you explained nanotechnology and the way that you explained that nanotechnology is used for killing cancerous cells.