Author Archives: Emily Dustman

Being Bold: What Does it Mean to You?

“Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”––Goethe Here is a portrait of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe by Andy Warhol (1982). At the time, Warhol was reflecting on how the mass media changed our perception of reality. Still today, media campaigns influence people’s perception of reality and misperceptions can act as impediments to social change. […]

A Resolve for Every Day of the New Year

It’s that time of year when we resolve to continue good practices, change an undesired trait or behavior, accomplish a personal goal, or otherwise improve in some way. Personally, I don’t believe in reserving resolutions for just one time a year though – I believe in making resolutions all year long. This time of year, I like to […]

Reinventing what’s beneath us.

May we carry on in the spirit of “reinventing what’s beneath us.” In the realm of contemporary art, there are few figures as enigmatic and boundary-pushing as Pope.L. Born William Pope.L, this visionary artist’s work transcends conventional definitions, challenging societal norms and questioning the very essence of human existence. His artistic repertoire is a tapestry […]

On the Beginner’s Mind

On the Beginner’s Mind –– I consider myself a beginner in many things, but no matter what I am doing in life, I try and approach everything I do as if I am on a new path, remaining open to discovery along the way. Do you remember the first time you decided to do something […]

Emily Dustman joins the Lamm Lab

Last year, Dr. Alexa Lamm invited me into her classrooms as a visiting speaker on the Congruence of Art + Science as it Applies to Hedonics. I also taught an illustration workshop on the Intersection of Art + Science associated with climate change and plant adaptation. It was such a fantastic experience, and I met […]

Threads by Meta

Threads. Did you know that 80 million users signed up in the first 48 hours of it being online?   If you are not yet aware, Threads just launched on July 5 (2023) and is an online social media and social networking service owned by American technology company Meta Platforms. Currently, they offer the platform via app download only.   Will […]

BDC Summit 2023: The Future of Biotech

Students Envision the Future of Biotech at BDC Summit 2023, June 22-23   45 schools will present projects developed in collaboration with artists, designers, and biologists. New York, NY, June 1, 2023 – On June 22-23, over 200 high school and university students from 30 countries will present their ideas and compete for the Glass Microbe […]

Game of Shrooms! 🍄

On June 10th 2023, mushrooms will invade the human space and not the other way around!   Have you ever participated in a seek and find art hunt?! On June 10th, a *GLOBAL ART HUNT* is taking place. The event is mushroom themed and is known as #gameofshrooms. It was started in 2019 by Attaboy. To participate, […]