Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Differences/Similarities between artists & scientists

This research on the similarities and differences between art & science was taken from a book called The Origins of Creativity edited by Karl H. Pfenninger (Jan Pfenninger's dad - thanks Jan!) and Judy Lemus's footage from seminar. Added are a few thoughts of my own.

Similarities Between Artists & Scientists:

For both, the creative process in not linear with time.
Both seek to discover and communicate truths about the world in which we live
Both rely on elements of choice, inspiration and serendipity


Scientists strive for commonality, artists tend to be unique
Art needs the artist to exist, science can exists without scientists
Artists a can make things up, scientists must rely on truths

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