UMass Dartmouth Art History
Art History 3rd Annual Undergraduate Symposium 2014
The Way Things Work: Art as Science, Science as Art: Cutting-edge scientific and technological breakthroughs have indeed augmented artistic initiatives. Sometimes the material qualities and visual dimensions of a technological or a scientific achievement are conceived as art. It is with such collaborative efforts and symbiotic relationships between science and art that the separation between art, science and technology is gradually starting to fade away, destroying traditional black-and-white perceptions of art and design as creative pursuits, and science and technology as intellectual queries. Indeed, contrary to popular belief, the arts and the sciences are not diametrically opposed. Rather, one could not exist without the other.