It is a collaboration between The New York Public Library and Parsons the New School for Design. Fourteen Parsons students and their teacher, Lauren Redniss (the book's author), 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. Our site features an unusual navigation: think of it more as a landscape than a series of pages. Click the menu at left, or the site map below, to begin exploring.
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.