When you go to COSI you’ve probably got science on your mind. But March 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the popular science center, so it’s a good time to think about history, too. WOSU’s Brent Davis tells us how COSI really began when dream met opportunity.
The Biological Sciences Greenhouse at OSU has been fortunate to have multiple bloomings of the Titan Arum, aka, the corpse flower. They have its smaller but also smelly cousin, the Voodoo Lily. From its bruise-colored bloom that resembles a corpse, to its stench of rotting flesh, this tropical flower masks its beauty to attract its pollinators.
Robert Silvers invented the Photomosaic process while he was a student at MIT, a process by which he takes individual pieces of art and puts them together to create one image.
For this project, he partnered with McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas and the local school system to create an installation of 10 large-scale mosaics.