• Question: hi, geeky physics guy, do you think art can be applied to science?

    Asked by La Mutant Angel to Jim on 15 Mar 2016.
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      Jim Barrett answered on 15 Mar 2016:

      Oh man, I’d forgotten I’d put that on my profile! How embarrassing :p

      I think the difference between art and science isn’t as big as people think. I have to be creative in my approach to a problem, and when I present the results, I have to make them attractive to look at.

      Artists have to use some scientific thinking too, to make sure their sculptures stand up or their paints look like they want.