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The beauty and the morbid: fungi as source of inspiration in contemporary art

Overview of attention for article published in Fungal Biology and Biotechnology, November 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (85th percentile)

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1 blog
twitter
105 tweeters
facebook
8 Facebook pages

Citations

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Title
The beauty and the morbid: fungi as source of inspiration in contemporary art
Published in
Fungal Biology and Biotechnology, November 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40694-016-0028-4
Pubmed ID
Authors

Corrado Nai, Vera Meyer

Abstract

The arts have the power to irritate, to provoke and to let us think and dream about the impossible. The relationship of the arts and fungi is not immediate; however, fungi are ideal subjects for artists. They are both visible and invisible. They irritate. They evoke within each of us different feelings and inner pictures. Some are perceived as disgusting or dangerous because associated with dirt or death. Others are appreciated for their unique and delicious taste in our eating culture. Microbiologists further consider them as useful for industrial exploitation or per se as interesting because they are gratifying objects to study basic phenomena of life. To stimulate a fertile and interdisciplinary dialogue between artists and fungal scientists, we here present some examples of the inspirational powers of fungi and fungal science for contemporary art. Astonishing, poetic and perplexing artistic works could release scientific creativity and overcome the boundaries between art and science.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 20 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 30%
Student > Master 6 30%
Student > Bachelor 2 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 10%
Other 2 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 30%
Design 4 20%
Unspecified 3 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 5%
Other 4 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 90. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 May 2019.
All research outputs
#182,542
of 13,520,515 outputs
Outputs from Fungal Biology and Biotechnology
#1
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#8,855
of 379,143 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Fungal Biology and Biotechnology
#1
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