art

Creativity: a new skill (?) needed in science and technology

Natasha De Leon's picture

Creativity: a new skill (?) needed in science and technology

By: Natasha DeLeon-Rodriguez, PhD

“The greatest scientists are artists as well” (Albert Einstein)

In previous decades, science, technology, and art used to hang out hand by hand. Artists like Leonardo Da Vinci were also inventors. Scientists like Einstein knew the importance of creativity to move science forward. But in our current time frame, we notice a clear division between scientists and artists. We see how society moves towards promoting science and technology but downgrades arts.

Looking at Science and Technology through the eyes of Design

Wilfredo Mendez Vazquez's picture

History clearly tells us that science, technology, engineering and mathematics have constantly crossed their paths with art and design. Let’s think about Leonardo Da Vinci in the 15th century, most of his projects showed an equal application of technical and artistic knowledge. After centuries, during which governments addressed their attention to the arts (e.g. kings and popes supporting Michelangelo), the Industrial Revolution, started at the end of the 18th century, moved the attention toward technical disciplines as main tools for economic growth. Therefore, the acronym STEM was coined to refer to four principal disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Two travel programs for integrating art and field biology, one of them in PR

Yaihara Fortis Santiago's picture

ART+BIO Collaborative, a MA non-profit org,  is offering ISLAND LIFE: Tropical Field Studies of Art+Nature in Puerto Rico, in June 2014 as well as a new similar program, DESERT LIFE: Field Studies of Art+Nature in the Southwest, in August 2014 (See info and links below).

Rating: 

0

Forums: 

Tags: 

Estudiante del RUM? Quedan 2 días para entregar abstracts y arte para Simposio de Investigación Subgraduada en Biología

Samuel L Díaz Muñoz's picture

Only a few days left to submit abstracts and artwork for the Biology symposium!

Deadline: Thursday, April 3

More information and abstract/artwork submissions by contacting Prof. David Logue 
david.logue@upr.edu

Rating: 

0

Forums: 

Tags: 

Subscribe to art