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STEM to STEAM: Art Is Key to Building a Strong Economy

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"Just looking around the room at WWW, when an artist like Yo Yo Ma or Will.i.am speaks or performs, you instantly recognize the attention the Arts commands. There's a level of storytelling and pure emotion that only they can convey that makes people sit up and take note. It's artists and designers who tell stories to move, to inspire, to entertain, to persuade. This same creative thinking that will be required to solve the gnarly challenges the 21st century presents to us."


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Someday! I love this.

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What Does Math Have in Common With Art and Music? - Larry's List ...

What Does Math Have in Common With Art and Music? - Larry's List ... | Why our kids need art! | Scoop.it
Neurobiological studies show that mathematical formulas stimulate the same parts of the brain as music and art do; a writer questions our surveillance nightmares; meanwhile, gay youth find solace on the Internet.

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Math = Art

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What the brain draws from: Art and neuroscience

What the brain draws from: Art and neuroscience | Why our kids need art! | Scoop.it

Pablo Picasso once said, "We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies."If we didn't buy in to the "lie" of art, there would obviously be no galleries or exhibitions, no art history textbooks or curators; there would not have been cave paintings or Egyptian statues or Picasso himself. Yet, we seem to agree as a species that it's possible to recognize familiar things in art and that art can be pleasing.

To explain why, look no further than the brain.

The human brain is wired in such a way that we can make sense of lines, colors and patterns on a flat canvas. Artists throughout human history have figured out ways to create illusions such as depth and brightness that aren't actually there but make works of art seem somehow more real.

And while individual tastes are varied and have cultural influences, the brain also seems to respond especially strongly to certain artistic conventions that mimic what we see in nature.


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This might not be everyone's cup of tea, but for me it was super interesting to know how your brain reacts to art and music.

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Art Advocacy: Imagine This

What does art education do for the individual and for society? Why do we teach art? How does art contribute to education at all levels? During the Spring, Ar...
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In Defence of a Fine Arts Education | The Mark News

In Defence of a Fine Arts Education | The Mark News | Why our kids need art! | Scoop.it
Education should be about critical thinking, challenging the status quo, and developing individual talents and abilities, not merely the rote acquisition of knowledge.

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"Artists are also an inherently interdisciplinary bunch, learning—out of desire and necessity—to research and understand time periods, characters, conflicts, and methodologies, in order to complete their work. In a sense, they are part-time sociologists, psychologists, philosophers and historians. Ultimately, they are students of the human condition, and realize that learning is lifelong and does not stop at graduation day. Artistic examination of a subject is hardly arid, but meant to provoke, inspire, generate catharsis."

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How Art Is Crucial To Understanding The Human Mind - Huffington Post

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How Art Is Crucial To Understanding The Human Mind
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Walking the halls here at the Brain and Creativity Institute, I see art works from your personal collection, and downstairs there is a theater that is also used as a recording studio.

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Another great read. This just might help me with my thesis paper!

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Arts & the Mind: Arts in Education

"Arts & the Mind," hosted and narrated by Lisa Kudrow, reveals the crucial impact of the arts on the human brain across our lifetimes, and explores its parti...
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Heather Taft's comment, July 23, 2014 9:26 PM
Wow! What art can do for students is amazing.