Linda Francis/ Science can be the subject of art, just as reason can be a method or operation in making art and then in understanding it. It can be style. But the appellation “sci-art” is a brand, a useful commodification just as the embrace of science in the popular media is a necessary sale to the public in a world which is increasingly underpinned by the sciences. The allure to artists: the gorgeous imagery, structure, form of the macro/micro revealed in photographs and stories of escape from society’s more clearly repulsive spectacle. It opens onto the usual discussions of aesthetics in terms of questions of beauty, truth, the ideal, resonance, et al.