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faculty profile



:::::: ARTICLES :::::::

Yang, A.S. 2015. Second Laws, Two Cultures, and the Emergence of an Ecosystem Aesthetics. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews. 48(3): 318-321.

Yang, A.S. and E. Abouheif. 2011. Gynandromorphs as indicators of modularity and evolvability in ants. Journal of Experimental Zoology B (Molecular and Developmental Evolution) 314B. PDF

Yang, A.S. 2011. Interdisciplinarity as critical inquiry: Visualizing the art/bioscience interface. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 36(1): 42-54. PDF

Yang, A.S. 2011. Animal stories, natural histories, and creaturely wonders of narrative mini-zines. Antennae Issue 16: 73-81, Spring 2011. PDF - the complete Issue available at here.

Yang, A.S. 2010. Of predators, parasites, & fickle friends. Gastronomica, 10(4):17-20. PDF - Or free from the journal website here

Yang, A.S. 2010. Engaging participatory literacy through science zines. The American Biology Teacher 72(9):573–577. PDF

Yang, A.S. 2008. Matters of demarcation: Philosophy, biology and the emerging fraternity between disciplines. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 2(2): 211-225. PDF

Yang, A.S. 2007. Thinking outside the embryo: The superorganism as a model for EvoDevo studies. Biological Theory 2(4): 399-408. PDF

Yang, A.S. 2007. Is Oprah Zulu? - Sampling & seeming certainty in DNA ancestry testing. Chance 20(1): 32-39. PDF

Yang, A.S. 2006. Seasonality, division of labor, and dynamics of colony-level nutrient storage in the ant Pheidole morrisi. Insectes Sociaux, 53(4): 456-452. PDF

Yang, A.S., Martin, C.H. and H.F. Nijhout. 2004. Geographic variation in caste structure among ant populations. Current Biology 14(6): 514-519. PDF

Yang, A.S. 2001. Modularity, evolvability and adaptive radiations: A comparison of the hemi- and holometabolous insects. Evolution and Development 3(2): 1-14. PDF

:::::: BOOK CHAPTERS :::::::

Yang, A.S. 2015 Letting the City Bug You: The Artistic and Ecological Virtues of Urban Insect Collecting. In City Creatures. David Aftandilian & Gavin Van Horn (eds). University of Chicago Press.

Yang, A.S. 2013. Interdisciplinarity, critical inquiry and the art/science interface. In Creativity and Entrepreneurship: Changing Currents in Education and Public Life. Lynn Book & David Phillips (eds). Edward Elgar Press.

Yang, A.S. 2006. Thesis: Antythesis – considering participation among the tiny. In Participatory Autonomy, pp. 74-83 (Rick Gribenas, ed.), Brooklyn, NY: Autonomedia. PDF


Yang, A.S. 2015. Unwavering Quaver. 14th Istanbul Biennial catalog

Yang, A.S. 2015. That Drunken Conversation Between Two Cultures: Art, Science, and the Possibility of Meaningful Uncertainty. Leonardo.48(3): 318-21

Yang, A.S. 2014-5. "Learning" commentary series. 5: Designing Media Ecology (Japan). three in print.

Yang, A.S. 2014. "Novelty through Progress" - Reflections on the Art Interface at the 25th Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium. Leonardo. preprint

Yang, A.S. 2013. Book Review: The Educated Eye: Visual Culture and Pedagogy in the Life Sciences, Nancy Anderson and Michael R. Dietrich, eds. Journal of the History of Biology 45(4):159-162.

Yang, A.S. 2012. Science as a Matter of (Liberal) Art. Liberal Education, 98(2): 60-63. PDF

Yang, A.S. 2011. Exhibit Review: Romance of Ants. The American Biology Teacher 73(5): 292. PDF

Yang, A.S. 2010. The medium is the message: A review of Ant Encounters: Interaction Networks & Colony Behavior, by Deborah Gordon. Evolution and Development 12(5): 531-533. PDF

Yang, A.S. 2009. Taking Credit. Giving Credit. Faking Credit: When passing is just good enough to fail. F News Magazine, October 09: 12-13. online

Yang, A.S. 2009. The "starry skies" of astronomical medicine. The American Biology Teacher 71(9):520. PDF

Yang, A.S. & C. Donner 2008. Biological Agents: Artistic engagements in our growing bio-culture. (Exhibition catalog & curatorial statement) PDF

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Yang, A.S. 2004. A Population-level comparison of colony form & function in the ant Pheidole morrisi. Ph.D. Dissertation. PDF