Cornelia Hesse-Honegger

02008-08-02 | Art, Environment | 0 comments

It is possible to combine art, science and activism. Check out the illustrations! They are gorgeous, albeit disturbing since they depict insects with deformities due to radioactive exposure. The title of the web site is Wissenskunst, a word coined by William Thompson, combining Knowledge – Wissenschaft is the German word for Science – and Art.

Cornelia Hesse-Honegger
Field study in the environs of the nuclear power plant Gundremmingen in Germany
In 2001 a group of German anti-nuclear activists, Forum e.V. gemeinsam gegen das Zwischenlager und für eine verantwortbare Energiepolitik (United against intermediate-range nuclear storage and for a responsible energy policy), asked me to join their forces to fight a planned intermediate-range storage facility for nuclear waste near the nuclear power plant Gundremmingen, which is northeast of the medieval town of Ulm. Together with a biologist, I would collect and study Heteroptera leaf bugs from the area and establish field study protocols and maps — pro bono, of course.

Here is a link to the bugs she found in the U.S.

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