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Radioactive Book Illustration

Radioactive was a collaboration between The New York Public Library and Parsons the New School for Design. Fourteen Parsons students and their teacher, Lauren Redniss, worked with the NYPL to create this interactive, online exhibit in conjunction with the exhibition of Radioactive taking place at the Library on 42 Street and 5th Avenue.

In 2008–2009, Lauren Redniss was a fellow at the Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers working on a book, Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout. Radioactive combines history, science, and original artwork to tell the story of Nobel laureates Marie and Pierre Curie and a history of radioactivity. On this site, students from Parsons continue to interpret the themes of love, science, and discovery.

For more information, visit Radioactive’s Site

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