Category Archives: Arts & Science together

HOW LEONARDO DA VINCI GOT HIS IDEAS

Leonardo da Vinci was the first creative thinker who talked and wrote about the importance of introducing random and chance events to produce variation in his thinking patterns. Almost with apology, since it seemed so obvious to him, he advised people to contemplate the walls, clouds, pavements, etc., with the idea of looking for patterns and images to conceptually blend with your thoughts. Continue reading

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Shakespeare sucks

Doth the internet protest too much? American radio host Ira Glass might say so after learning the hard way this week that one simply cannot insult William Shakespeare on Twitter. Not without taking a whole lot of flack, that is.

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Why scientists should care about art

By Johanna Kieniewicz
I overheard a scientist mutter “What was that? That better not have had research council funding.” He was not the only one; I heard similar sentiments expressed by several others. Continue reading