Art can evoke an emotional response but for real impact, nothing beats pairing creative images with explanations of science to start people talking, thinking, and saying “Ah-ha, now I get it!”
Selected Exhibits

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences exhibit of DNA Portraits on display for the Evolution 2014 conference in Raleigh, North Carolina and continuing through 2016.

Professor Dan Mishmar and Fellman (above on the right) in front of her animation and poster at Cold Spring Harbor Lab during Biology of the Genome 2016 meeting.

DNA Portraits at the Iowa City Capitol Museum, University of Iowa, during “What Makes Us Human” two-month program.

Costa Rica “Darwin and Biodiversity” display and presentation to scientists at the conference on evolution and the environment.

Polyforms and DNA Portraits displayed at Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri. See the display.

The Bell Museum of Natural History exhibit of portraits and educational graphics during “Year of Darwin” three-month program at the University of Minnesota.

Urban Research and Outreach Center (UROC) exhibit “Ancestry: Diversity and Commonality in Community” commissioned by the University of Minnesota. See the exhibit.

“What Makes Us Human” display of DNA art and silks at the Nobel Conference. The conference is a scientific meeting for the general public at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota.

DNA art and silks displayed during Evolution 2008, the annual international conference of biological societies.

American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) display of art and silk at the 2007 conference in San Diego, California.


Selected Talks and Radio Interviews

Poster Presentation “Explaining Precision Medicine to a General Audience with Interactive Media” at Mayo’s 2015 Individualizing Medicine conference. The poster showed the development process and a prototype of the eBook.

Fulbright Senior Scholar presentation titled “Making Cross Talk for Coevolution” to Israeli faculty and students at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev about producing the animation.

Ira Flatow invited Fellman to discuss how science influences her work on his radio program “Science Friday”. Listen to the interview here.

Greg Laden and Fellman interviewed Ira Flatow on “Atheists Talk” radio about changes in delivering science news and use of new media for science education. Listen to their conversation.

SciArt presentation on the Daily Planet stage. Dr. Julie Horvath and Fellman spoke together at the Nature Research Center to about understanding human evolution with data from genes and bones. The talk referenced Fellman’s DNA Portrait Exhibit on display at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. 

“Gene Stories: Building an iBook” lecture about Fellman’s residency projects (here) and (here) at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent).

“We are Multis” lecture to faculty and students at Duke University Center for International Studies, for Globalization and the Arts seminar series.

“Neanderkin” presentation to scientists at the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution conference, Dublin, Ireland. Read about it on Fellman’s weblog.

“Who’s Your Daddy?” PPT talk to 125 African American students during the 2012 annual American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting in Washington D.C.

“Waking Sleeping Beauty an Evolutionary Tale” presentation with Professor Perry Hackett, University of Minnesota geneticist about the re-awakening of an ancient fossil gene.

“Confluence of Art and Genetics” talk to faculty and students at the Human Genetics Department’s monthly seminar, Pittsburgh University, Pennsylvania.

On the air interview with Misha Angrist, professor of genomic science and policy at Duke University, about his book “Here is a Human Being”.

Radio interview with Eugenie Scott, former Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE), discuss communicating evolution science to the general public. Listen to the interview here.

Radio interview with Sean B. Carroll, Evolutionary Development Biologist discuss writing his book “’Remarkable Creatures”. Listen to the interview here.

On the air interview with cosmologist James Peebles, Princeton University, and Keith Olive, particle physicist, University of Minnesota, and Fellman discuss their research and developments at CERN.

On the air interview with Lawrence Krauss, Theoretical physicist, Director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration, talk about the new Origins Initiative at Arizona State University, Arizona.