Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Neuroscience breakthrough, next-level watch news, a celebration of Mexican craft and more from around the web

Neuroscientists Observe The Formation of a Memory in a Living Brain A team of scientists from the University of Southern California watched zebra fish forming “fearful” brain memories, an observation that revealed a complex system of synaptic rewiring. The neuroscientists witnessed this overhaul of connections through imaging under a microscope, where memories blossomed in a fluorescent green color. This breakthrough, which, according to Wired, supports …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

9,200 unknown tree species, a watery grave for the ISS, the UK's first queer museum and more from around the web

A Studio Residency For Formerly Incarcerated Artists at the World Trade Center This Spring, Silver Art Projects—a non-profit organization that supports overlooked artists—will open applications for its third round of year-long residencies, offering studio space at the World Trade Center, stipends and mentorships for disadvantaged artists. A quarter of the creatives chosen will be formerly incarcerated people. “It just made sense to bring in formerly …

Holiday Gift Guides 2021: Art Nerds

Ideas for those who like to create, admire or surround themselves with things of beauty

Whether wandering through museums, discovering new galleries, attending art fairs, visiting studio spaces or finding enchanting surprises within everyday moments, art and design enthusiasts can spot beauty everywhere. It’s also a gift to have art in your home—be it an original painting, one of multiple prints, limited edition risographs, lithographs or even artful museum merchandise. Books about different genres, artists, designers, buildings, styles and photographers are another …