forwarded from the linked in discussion
DOES ART SCIENCE COLLABORATION CONTRIBUTE IN ANY WAY TO SUCCESSFUL...
I am a medical and biological illustrator, my job is to make the
complexities of science and medicine understandable and approachable
on a visual level. I have found that many scientist have very good
visualization skills and our collaboration results in teaching devices
which can teach other scientists and the lay person. In a country
where the general population is often scientifically ignorant I find
that this collaboration to be almost a civic duty. It is also fun and
provides a continuous learning experience for me. I get to be an
artist and a bit of a science dilettante in that I don't have to go
through the statistical analysis of the research.
By William Hamilton
Richard Wong • I am an artist about to launch a project on "endangered
species". I am and will be working with specialists in collaboration
to raise awareness through community/public outreach, engagement and
dialogue...all through the medium of art.
Through my experience from an artist's eyes, this collaboration works
very well. Art can be an effective medium to communicate important
societal messages, especially if the purpose is to educate and raise
awareness. Scientific research/work adds to the body of knowledge, and
we artists working closely can access and use this body of knowledge
to communicate generally or specifically.
Would like to hear directly from those wanting to work closely with me
on endangered species art.
claudia volders • Dear Roger
First of all:
As an artist I have the opportunity to work together in projects with
scientists, which results in a grown for both of us. It is a way of
As an artist I don't pretent that I have the knowlegde of a scientist,
but a scientist is much more than knowlegde! It is passioned person,
hard working talent! And this side of the scientist has been reduced
to a very low point now. There is now money, no time enough to balance
out between the knowlegde and passion.
What I do as an artist is to increase passion and out-of-the-box
thinking. And yes, this seems not important, but it is a way to
successful scientific practice.
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