There were many advanced ancient civilizations that recognized an overlap between sciences and the arts. It is therefore of no coincidence that with each innovative creative project and new scientific discovery that we see the line between the two disciplines starting to blur with awe-inspiring results.
With artists like Björk utilizing the work of dark matter visualization experts for her live performances and Theoretical Physicist Freeman Dyson saying “a new generation of artists will be writing genomes as fluently as Blake and Byron wrote verses,” it’s interesting to see not only how the disciplines overlap, but particularly how they complement each other and impact our lives. After all, it’s how CGI becomes more realistic, kids are starting to learn through video games and how hologram Tupac became a reality.
The following collection of videos are some examples of how visually awesome science, (particularly physics), can be and has always been. From sand forming spirographic patterns based on different frequencies to bubble hula-hoop-like rings dolphins make and play with, what you see almost doesn’t seem real. It just goes to show that you don’t need to look much further than nature for inspiration and science is a process of discovering just how it works.
“Nature is ancient, but surprises us all.” – Björk -