Is there a science to artistic expression? And who are some people combining science and art creatively?
Hey, this is one of our favorite topics! Here are a few of our favorite artworks that intersect with science and engineering…
- The brain on music: Researchers at UCSF worked with Mickey Hart (former drummer of the Grateful Dead) to create real time images of his brain while he performs.
- A lovely drawing of UCLA’s Anna Fisher, the first mother in space.
- Do-Ho Suh’s Fallen Star: this feat of engineering is located on the top of the Jacobs School at UC San Diego.
- Portrait of a Beekeeper: Photographer Richard Avedon enlisted the help of UC Davis entomologist (and professional bee wrangler) Dr. Norman Gary.
- Astrophysics, art & gaming: UC Santa Cruz’s OpenLab is a space for artists and scientists to develop projects together.
I enjoyed this meditation from Greg on art’s intersection with science. Those are great links above, and I’d also recommend my #sciart tag for more. Discussions like these seem to begin with the assumption that art and science have long been at odds. I’m not sure that’s true, at least not in the long run.
Regardless, I think that the two disciplines cook with very similar crucibles of creation, and dammit I’m just gonna have to make a video about this.
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