Migrations between Science & Art

It is nice to see science and art getting along. The World Science Festival's
event Eye Candy demonstrates how science can help
us understand some of our notions of beauty. Art is equally useful to science,
especially to scientists who envy the artist's ability to parlay an idea into
something visual—something that does not make too many demands on
their audience's time.

Most people are unaware of human impacts on the oceans, such as
overfishing, pollution, and invasive species. This deficiency is in part due to the
ocean itself—the opaqueness of the surface transmits a deceiving
tranquility—and also in part because scientists studying the ocean have
not been able to quickly communicate the problems. That is why I wanted to
collaborate with Dave Beck, an artist and
professor at Clarkson University.

Read the rest of my latest post at the blog for the World Science Festival.

More like this

Jennifer Jacquet joins us from Guilty Planet. Jennifer is a postdoctoral research fellow working with the Sea Around Us Project at the UBC Fisheries Centre. It is nice to see science and art getting along. The World Science Festival's event Eye Candy demonstrates how science can help us understand…
Continuing with the tradition from last two years, I will occasionally post interviews with some of the participants of the ScienceOnline2010 conference that was held in the Research Triangle Park, NC back in January. See all the interviews in this series here. You can check out previous years'…
On April 24, 2014, an exclusive group of visionaries presented to over 4,000 students at the USA Science & Engineering Festival's inaugural X-STEM Symposium sponsored by Northrop Grumman Foundation and MedImmune. The all day event included interactive presentations and workshops with some of…
The Problem with terminology There is some confusion about the way we talk about global warming. Most of this confusion arises during the communication of science to the public or to policy makers. Part of this confusion rests within the science itself; There is no meaningful confusion about the…

Uh oh . . .Dave warned you not to show that letter to anyone.

The link to Dave Beck is experiencing a cyber glitch...

Loved these thoughts!

By Chris Martell (not verified) on 27 May 2010 #permalink