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Art vs science?

How are art and science connected and why have they drifted apart in the school curriculm?

Leonardo Di Vinci once said “Study the science of art. Study the art of science…Realise that everything connects to everything else.”

However, most modern-day curricula and education systems keep science and the arts very separate.

In this video, Alison speaks to Tony Ryan, Professor of Physical Science at the University of Sheffield about why these two disciplines are kept apart and what binds them together.

They also discuss Tony’s project Catalytic Clothing, as well as his collaboration with English Language and Literature Professor Joanna Gavins and poet Simon Armitage ‘In Praise of Air.’ Both of these projects use artistic design to achieve scientific outcomes around air purification.

You can see footage of Simon reading ‘In Praise of Air’ below.

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

In Praise of Air. Copyright Simon Armitage 2014.

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