Tami Spector received her B.A. from Bard College, her Ph.D.
from Dartmouth College, and was a post-doctoral researcher at the
University of Minnesota. She teaches Organic Chemistry I and II,
Organic laboratory I and II, and Molecular Gastronomy: The Science
of the Food We Eat.
Trained as a physical organic chemist, her scientific work has
focused on fluorocarbons, the transformations of strained ring
organics, and the molecular dynamics and free energy calculations
of biomolecular systems. She also has a strong interest in
aesthetics and chemistry and has published and presented work on
The Molecular Aesthetics of Disease, John Dalton and The Aesthetics
of Molecular Representation, The Visual Image of Chemistry, and the
Relationship between Chemistry and Contemporary Visual Art. She
serves on the board of Leonardo/International Society for the Arts,
Sciences and Technology and as the treasurer for the International
Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry (ISPC). She is on of
Leonardo/ISAST governing and editorial boards, co-hosts the San
Francisco based Leonardo Arts Sciences Evening Rendezvous'
(LASERs), and serves as the editor of the on-going special section
"Art and Atoms" for Leonardo Journal.
Tami I. Spector, "The Aesthetics of Molecular Forms"
forthcoming in Molecular Aesthetics, P. Weibel and L.
Frank (eds.), MIT press: Cambridge, MA
Tami I. Spector, "Nanoaesthetics: From the Molecular to the
Machine" Representations, 117, Winter,
Tami Spector," Introduction to the Leonardo/ISAST Student
Art/Science Contest" Leonardo: Journal of the International
Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, 43.1,
Tami I. Spector, ISPC 2007 Editorials, Foundations of
Chemistry, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2008, Vol. 11, No.
1, 2009 and Vol. 11, No. 2
Tami I. Spector, Editorial: "Nanotechnology, Nanoscale Science
and Art" Leonardo: Journal of the International Society for
theArts, Sciences and Technology, Vol. 41,
No. 4, August 2008, pp. 348-349
Tami I. Spector and Joachim Schummer, "Popular Images versus
Self-Images of Science:Visual Representations of Science in Clipart
Cartoons and Internet Photographs" in Science Images and
Popular Images of the Sciences, P. Weingart & B. Huppauf
(eds.), Routledge: London-New York, 2007, pp
263-276; republished in German translation as "Visuelle
Populärbilder und öffentliche Selbstbilder der Wissenschaft" in
Bernd Hüppauf & Peter Weingart (eds.), Frosch und
Frankenstein: Bilder als Medium der Popularisierung von
Wissenschaft, Verlag Bielefeld, 2009
Tami Spector and Joachim Schummer, "The Visual Image of
Chemistry: Perspectives from the History of Art and Science"
Hyle, 13 (2007), 3-41; reprinted in
Joachim Schummer, Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent & Brigitte Van
Tiggelen (eds.), The Public Image of Chemistry, Singapore,
World Scientific, 2007, 213-257
Tami I. Spector, Editorial: "The Leonardo Scientists Working
Group" Leonardo: Journal of the International Society for the
Arts, Sciences and Technology, 2006, 39.1,