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October 18, 2002

From the Art vs Science Desk

Yesterday, I gave a lecture to Samantha Krukowski’s Film class on Time. We talked about Relativity, the Twin Paradox, and all that fun stuff.

The excuse (rather than merely being a little field trip for them to see how the other half lives) was to try to see how ideas from modern physics might inform their artwork.

I don’t know whether they got something usable out of the two hours we spent together, but they sure were enthusiastic. As I discussed earlier, neat Science can sometimes inspire neat Art. So it’s worthwhile trying to bridge the gap between the Two Cultures.

And it can be a rollicking good time, too.

Posted by distler at October 18, 2002 10:36 PM

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