June 01, 2009 by
This week’s lecture by Jason Reed was very informative on the commercialization of nanotechnology. He educated the class on the use of nanotechnology for marketing and advertising purposes. I was completely shocked by the number of corporate businesses that utilize nanotechnology as a means to appeal to consumers, as well as by the poor use of the technology itself by many companies. Although nanotechnology is a very promising field in the areas of medicine and technology, its excessive application for the creation of new commodities can have deteriorating effects on the more important and demanding field of medicine.
As I was researching the field of nanotechnology, I came across a webpage entitled Nanotechnology Now that displays the Nanotechnological artistic creations of various artists. I was completely amazed by the beauty and structure of all of the artistic creations. A variety of artists have their creations on this website which seeks to expose itself as an online Art Gallery. Below are some of the images that appealed to me the most. I know that you will agree with me that they are absolutely magnificent!
The link to the website, for if you wish to continue to explore these amazing creations is:
Furthermore, this website is also very informative and educative on the meaning and uses of nanotechnology. It has a full section dedicated to the history of the term nanotechnology and the role it place in the realm of both art and science. It also has a news section where you can inform yourself on the various advances that are being made in the field of nanotechnology nationwide. Some of the headlines in this section consist of “Nano Cancer Killers,” “Nanotechnology: The Future of Mobile Phones,” “Beebe Sees Big Boost in Nanotech,” and “Nanotechnology, toxicity and the consumer“ Hope or health risk,” to name a few. The website also features books and newsletters that address the new developments taking place in the field of nanotechnology, and it has a career center that informs the viewer on the various career opportunities available for those interested in studying nanotechnology. This website is definitely a tool to keep in mind while working on your final project proposal.