SKULL is one of 5 connected 12x12" canvases that make up BONES ( click here to view BONES ). SKULL marks my topic "Art & Science for Creative Geeks and Geeky Artists" ( click here to access Scoop.it...
Grace W. Ho's insight:
This annotated bibliography highlights some of the sources scooped for my topic "Art and Science for Creative Geeks and Geeky Artists." I aim to connect sources and present findings for a project towards UF studies. I welcome feedback and suggestions.
The Artist-scientist is one of the Jungian archetypes in mythology. Like all of these archetypes, the artist-scientist is an abstraction of life and the human mind. While never as common as archetypes like the child or the Hero, the artist-scientist is immediately recognizable. They are a builder, an inventor, a seeker, a dreamer, and a thinker. Distracted by their own thoughts, they frequently have to be pulled in out of the rain. They are simultaneously vastly knowledgeable and yet innocent, impulsive yet cautious. They represent the wonder to be found in curiosity, and the dangers.
The name references the idea that they are both a creator and a discoverer, and that they are not a fount of information like the Bard or an adviser like the wise old man, but a source of change. The frequent obliviousness of the Artist-scientist to the aspects of reality that do not fit with their plans (the stereotype being that they devise an elaborate plan to scale the walls of a fortress as the hero opens the back door and walks in) symbolizes the occasionally underwhelming nature of reality as opposed to our idealized vision of it. It also references the frequent futility of attempting to control one's fate. Their naivety symbolizes the gap between knowledge and wisdom, but in the face of their successes it can symbolize the futility of trying to stop a dreamer from changing the world.
Instead of a lesson plan, we invite science teachers to react to the just-released Next Generation Science Standards. The standards, among other “conceptual shifts,” call for teaching students about both climate change and evolution.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EUy_82IChY An overwhelming majority of our experience is guided by forces that are invisible to the naked eye. While we can easily see other people, we cannot see their thoughts, nor their genetic structure.
Grace W. Ho's insight:
TED-Ed... "great educators and animators collaborating to create lessons worth sharing" ...give yourself plenty of time as you get hooked on viewing and learning.
Robert Lange - contemporary artist. In his formative education years, he started with a university scholarship for math, but refocused his studies and ended up with a full scholarship to pursue art. Click on his website and read his biography. Of note, his studio is filled with many other talented artists, each with a unique story to tell.
In this short clip (less than 5 minutes), artist Scott Weaver shares several journeys with the use of balls that travel through his 100,00+toothpick kinetic sculpture - wonderfully annotated with his personal family history along with San Franscico history. Great compilation of art, science, history, and entertainment. AWESOME VIDEO!!!