February 14, 2011
‘After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are artists as well’
– Albert Einstein
I came across this quote during some lazy google-ing on the Theory of Relativity and thought I’d share it with you.
Indeed, and as any avid readers (hi Mum) will know, I have long held the notion that the creativity and innovation required of scientists to reach new levels of understanding is that very same required of artists to dominate in their field. This snippet articulates what it is I have so inarticulately and unintelligibly tried to portray through a year’s worth of posts on Michelangelo, the Vitruvian man, microwaving CDs, Gunther Von Hagens’ Bodyworlds, string theory, Facebook, the brain, tattoos, spirographs and numerous other half-formed meanderings. Einstein’s observation takes all the fragments of science, art and sci-art I have come across on the web, wraps them in a parcel, puts a tidy ribbon around them and leaves a note that says: ‘friends?’
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