Art and Science will always fail to collaborate

Ever since I was old enough to notice these things I've seen scientists/engineers and artists trying to bridge the gap between themselves. And it has hardly ever worked. Year after year after year there are articles about the collaboration between art and technology. But it is never a collaboration, not really. 

I think the reason is that you need great passion/interest/enthusiasm to become a great engineer/scientist/artist. And that means each person must concentrate on one area.  There are exceptions, Leonardo da Vinci is the best known example, and no others come to my mind.

And scientists are happy to investigate and discover and maybe find fame like that.

Engineers are just happy creating what they create. They hardly ever become famous, because that is not where their joy comes from. They enjoy the process and the final product.

And artists (especially modern artists) need validation from the critics and the richer public (because there is no objective way to measure their, er, cleverness, ability, creativity apart from sales and critical acclaim).

So artists use science and engineering, use scientists and engineers. Painters use chemically created paints, film directors use video cameras, musicians use recording equipment,  photographers (even when they insist on using old style film cameras) use the technology of lenses and chemistry/electronics).


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