Title

The Intermingling of Art and Science

Presenter Information

Alyssa Willard

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 135

Start Date

21-5-2015

End Date

21-5-2015

Keywords

Art, Science, Technology

Abstract

From prehistoric times to the Renaissance, there was little distinction drawn between art and science. Today, they continue to influence each other but are becoming increasingly separated. The intermingling of the arts and sciences are essential for technological advancements within our society; both are important aspects of culture, driven by creativity and their influences on each other are profound and diverse. In science, as in art, it is necessary to tap into imagination and creativity in order to rise above accepted knowledge to create new models and theories that can accommodate new knowledge. Art that explores technological and scientific frontiers asks questions about the possibilities and implications of technological innovation just like scientific research would. They differ in their perceptions and concepts that they explore, but are similar in that both artists and scientists contribute to developing new ideas. In the body of work I am creating in conjunction with this analysis, I am melding nature and technology. This relates to the blending of art and science because science is the study of nature, and constructed objects are art. Although the point of this thesis is to show how these two subjects rely on one another to advance, my artwork will be used to highlight the shift in our mindsets toward nature and how we attempt to emulate the complex beauty of nature with unnecessary advanced technologies. Therefore, these new scientific advancements and their implications have become the inspiration for my artwork.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Stephen Robison, Anne Cubilié

Department/Program

Art

Additional Mentoring Department

Art

Additional Mentoring Department

Douglas Honors College

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The Intermingling of Art and Science

SURC 135

From prehistoric times to the Renaissance, there was little distinction drawn between art and science. Today, they continue to influence each other but are becoming increasingly separated. The intermingling of the arts and sciences are essential for technological advancements within our society; both are important aspects of culture, driven by creativity and their influences on each other are profound and diverse. In science, as in art, it is necessary to tap into imagination and creativity in order to rise above accepted knowledge to create new models and theories that can accommodate new knowledge. Art that explores technological and scientific frontiers asks questions about the possibilities and implications of technological innovation just like scientific research would. They differ in their perceptions and concepts that they explore, but are similar in that both artists and scientists contribute to developing new ideas. In the body of work I am creating in conjunction with this analysis, I am melding nature and technology. This relates to the blending of art and science because science is the study of nature, and constructed objects are art. Although the point of this thesis is to show how these two subjects rely on one another to advance, my artwork will be used to highlight the shift in our mindsets toward nature and how we attempt to emulate the complex beauty of nature with unnecessary advanced technologies. Therefore, these new scientific advancements and their implications have become the inspiration for my artwork.