The author assesses the role played by the surface in selected nanoscience and nanotechnology (N&N) practices by examining the interaction between surfaces and their viewers. In N&N, issues of scale and perception challenge those involved in science-art projects, forcing them to engage with nano-objects and surfaces by using either highly specialized instruments or metaphors. The most interesting examples of nano-based artworks give the audience the opportunity to interact with N&N through haptic sensing. © 2014 ISAST.
Casini, S. (2014). Sensing nanotechnologies through the arts: Seeing and making on the surface of things. Leonardo, 47(1), 36–42. https://doi.org/10.1162/LEON_a_00699