A blog about science, art and sciart; everything from neuroscience to botany to surrealism, stopping at public engagement and humour along the way.
Imagination is the ability to synthesise a new idea, something previously intangible…
An artwork exists only when it is imagined and translated onto a medium. An experiment doesn’t exist until you design it. Experimental data are meaningless until analysed and placed in context.
Science and art each hold the joy of creating ideas and finding things out. Artists engage in methodical practice. The spirit of scientific discovery is an imaginative one.
[We are share the same skills... We are are not so different at all.] The two fields are often fascinated with each other, leading some scientists to become artists and vice versa.[Science and art are holding hands, even when you aren't looking...] We imagine molecules interacting, construct mental images of how data relates to cellular behaviour; we also draw, paint, observe the aesthetic as well as the informative.
Collaboration in science brings scientists, resources, and ideas together, expanding possibilities for research and analysis. Similarly, collaboration in art brings expanded perspectives and ideas to each concept interpreted in art. Both science and art are enriched by collaboration and material exchange.
Imagining Science started as a collaborative art exhibition but the idea grew, and appears to have its own imagination...