Dyed All Hues

Thinker and Experimenter,


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Art applied to other fields of study, like dance to explain the science of molecules and states of matter.

It is inspirational to see John Bohannon's video about dance to explain the science of light/lasers/states of matter through freezing to absolute points.

He ultimately is attempting to be satirical about the situation of the arts being removed from the budget in American society, but his presentation is just phenomenal.

Since there is many ways that people learn and retain information, and some areas are stronger than others, then a live demonstration is an amazing medium that brings an assortment of stimuli to explain, "artfully" I might add, some complex ideas.

What other fields can we apply art to explain difficult concepts?

Architectural presentations with dancers as building pieces, Dancers performing the functions of the English language, or sex education/birds and the bees would be very interesting.

This could also be applied to drawings, poetry, and music.

This could be possibly ways to create more jobs for the "artistic" types of people, and also there could be Dancers with knowledge of Nuclear Fusion, which could lead them to be the next great scientist of some sorts.

Limits could be applied infinitely!

What other ways could you think of?

Update: Amazing example of integrating art into other fields.


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    Apr 24 2012: So many people think visually that recording or conveying thoughts in visual form applies naturally, I believe, to all disciplines. I am not sure everyone would classify all such visual representation as art, but it can sometimes take that form. I have not yet heard Bohannon's talk, but in the Gleick biography of the physicist Richard Feynman, the author describes Feynman's regularly rolling on the floor as part of his thinking about particles.
    Thinking more globally, one reason it is useful (from the standpoint of learning and creativity) to be educated broadly is that there is great potential for cross-fertilization among a variety of fields, not just art and other fields.
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      Apr 25 2012: Fritzie,

      I really urge you to view the amazing talk by Bohannon, when you get the chance. It was uplifting and entertaining, but also brings a lot awareness to some underlying issues about education and the arts.

      About the Feynman biography, I'm not sure that Bohannon was trying to describe his process of thinking while "rolling on the floor", but everyone works differently, so I guess I can't say Feynman is wrong or weird.

      What is a possible idea you have of "cross-fertillization" of a field?

      Thanks for you response! =D