The Invisible Observer is a monthly newsletter created by Scale Free Network, art-science collaborative.
Scale Free Network – Art-Science Collaborative
Issue No.3 — March 2015
The Invisible Observer is a monthly newsletter created by Scale Free Network (Briony Barr, Jacqueline Smith & Dr. Gregory Crocetti). It focuses on our exploration of invisible microscopic worlds and collaborative adventures in the world of art and science.



We will be launching our new book - Zobi and the Zoox - in a science-art themed evening of family friendly activities on Friday March 13th, from 6 – 8pm at ArtPlay (Birrarung Marr, behind Federation Square in Melbourne's CBD). Food and drinks provided - Entry is free.

The book will be officially launched by Jane Sullivan, author and literary journalist for The Age. There will be an exhibition of the original illustrations, an author reading, collaborative drawing, book signing and a panel discussion between atmospheric scientist Professor David Karoly (Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change who jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore in 2007), microbial ecologist Professor Linda Blackall, writer Mason Engelander, science education academic Dr. Maurizio Toscano, artist and book co-creator Briony Barr and primary school student, Bodhi Harper.

$2 from every book sold during the launch will go to support the work of Great Barrier Reef activists – Mackay Conservation Group.

What do viruses, dysentery and WWI have in common with symbiosis?
Find out when you read The Invisible War!!

This year, we will be working in collaboration with artist Ben Hutchings, writer Ailsa Wild, scientist Jeremy Barr, Historian Joy Damousi & the History Teachers Association of Victoria
to create a digital graphic novel.

Funding Success!
We are thrilled to have been awarded a $30,000 grant from the ANZAC Centenary Fund to support the creation of this digital graphic novel...our next story of symbiosis.
During 2015, Scale Free Network are offering Drawing Water workshops to schools throughout Victoria!
Drawing Water workshops brings together science and art techniques to explore and represent local water health and water microscopic biodiversity, led by microbial ecologist Dr. Gregory Crocetti and visual artist Aviva Reed.

The Drawing Water workshops are available to years 3-9 school children in 2015.

More information and bookings at Regional Arts Victoria.

"The role of the infinitely small is infinitely large"
Attributed to Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), popularly described as the father of Microbiology.
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