Collaboration between the arts and sciences has the potential to create new knowledge, ideas and processes beneficial to both fields. Artists and scientists approach creativity, exploration and research in different ways and from different perspectives; when working together they open up new ways of seeing, experiencing and interpreting the world around us.
In this video, Allison Carruth of UCLA discusses changes in R&D and its implications for the economy and society. She argues that the arts are reclaiming their central role as visionary and co-developer of technology. One example: in vitro meat: she describes how scientists, digital media artists and others are exploring the possibility of replacing factory farmed meat with flesh grown in a lab from cells.
Proponent of the Liberal Arts Education (such as myself) will be pleased.