Mireli Books is an illustrator, a children’s book author, and a scientist. She began drawing and painting early on, pursuing design after high school. She then started a family, eventually returning to university, earned a PhD in science and worked in research turning to art in her spare time. In 2015, she began a startup dedicated to art, learning, and creativity. Mireli is the author of Creative Montage, Birds, Linescapes, Flowerlines, and The Jungle Dream, her first children’s book. She lived in NY/NJ, and Ecuador, and for the last 14 years has resided in Massachusetts. Her studio is in Kendall Square. For the CSArt project Mireli is creating an original composition interpretive of the area’s intellectual and cultural roots. A diagram of the Greek’s first analogue computer is used as a backdrop for five iconic Cambridge images. The diagram of the antikythera mechanism evokes Cambridge’s innovation spirit, and it is also reminiscent of the region’s nickname as ‘The Athens of America’. The composition will be printed on high-quality double weight matte paper suitable for coloring.