Art and Science

Art and Science

Welcome to this Special Issue of EuroScientist on: Art and Science!

In this last special issue of EuroScientist before the summer, we focus on examples of combining Art and Science. We introduce you to Europeans who are active in the arts, either as authors, performers or artists.

Discover, in their own words, how they get their inspiration from science to let their creativity produce some compelling stories for the enjoyment of us all.

Feel free to comment directly below each article and share your reactions to these.

We will come back in September with some fresh ideas on how we can better engage with our readers and engage stimulating discussions on issues at the interface between science, policy and society.

Enjoy the summer!

The EuroScientist team

Lorenz Adlung: slam poetry makes science more accessible

By Sabine Louët, EuroScientist Editor.

Darren Sugrue: the art of crafting science thrillers

By Sabine Louët, EuroScientist Editor.

Helena González: a stand-up comedian with a scientific flavour

By Sabine Louët, EuroScientist Editor.

Lance Dann: behind the scenes of the Blood Culture podcast

By Sabine Louët, EuroScientist Editor.

Artist Olafur Eliasson on art, science and environmental consciousness

By Anthony King, Science journalist, Ireland.

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2 thoughts on “Art and Science”

  1. Hello, I’m a firm believer that combining arts with science and science with arts should be a never ending cycle. Compelling art hides scientific facts and clear, whole objective understanding of our world (science) will help for a deeper understanding of the cosmos and ourselves. Those two are pushing each other forward.

    I will give an example that resonates the most with me. When I dj in order to have the most effect with the most of the audience I try to structure the tracks based on their intensity to form a sine wave with a gradual changing in its period and amplitude to keep it interesting and easy to listen too.
    The diagram of the set’s intensity has similarities with the diagram of our sun’s activity the last 400years and it wasn’t done intentionaly.

    Smooth transitions while trying to keep balance between the elements of the track is the main goal and thus it can correlate with successful politics and economics and the structure of our societies.

    So far all countries only try to have a rising diagram which first gave us all the goodies but as the speed adjusted by the governments are getting steeper for continuing growth and progress we have resulted with significant amount of people having anxiety disorders or depression or not wanting to follow the driving force anymore. There must be a system which drives the intensity of our social status and gives a rhythm that most people want to “dance” to and be part of, feel secure and happy. Then we will the breath to go even steeper.

    From my naive understanding the cosmos evolves in smooth ways. That doesn’t mean there aren’t powerful records being played with enormous intensity but they are played at a moment which makes sense if you understand how the set flows.

  2. I’M A RETIRED SCIENTIST (DR. INSERM -France). Much interested in the frontiers of science and various expression of art, like mosaique; vitraux;glass painting and others. Interested in receiving publications/ notice of meetings/ and others.