The Art of Science: Cicada Invasion


The eastern part of the US is bracing for hundreds of millions of visitors this spring – the Brood II cicadas, which emerge from underground only every 17 years. The “coming frenzy of sex and death,” as the Washington Post put it, is the largest since Brood X emerged in the summer of 2004. That year, many artists from the area used the cicadas’ discarded carapaces, which lay on the ground in thousands all over the region, in their artwork.  So I went to look for cicada-based art, and found a few interesting things. Continue reading “The Art of Science: Cicada Invasion”

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