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Art and Science and Dance Your PhD

Understanding Through Tangential Questioning: Art, Dance Your Ph.D., and the Large Hadron Collider

This is a great blog post on the intersection of artists and scientists.  A little excerpt posted below; he also talks about a collaboration between CERN and  Ars Electronica.  And if you’ve never checked out Dance Your PhD, definitely do!!

Art and science have a longstanding relationship, and it does a disservice to both to pretend that isolation from one another is the best approach. For example, there is a long history of illustration in biology. Chemistry uses pictograms with specific rules to convey structures and arrangements of atoms and molecules. Many of these traditional methods have specific rules to most accurately represent ideas, or particular aspects of an idea. These methods of visualization are developed to work within the scientific community, frequently to the exclusion of the lay person. But interesting things begin to happen once those strict rules of representation are relaxed. Most specifically, in Dance Your Ph.D. we see scientists imagine their works through dance.”


One Comment on “Art and Science and Dance Your PhD”

  1. This is very interesting, I like how a scientist will be authentic in their movement and work outside of their comfort zone to create a visual