What happens when science collides with art?

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“The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds.” – Theo Jansen

Every invention begins with a spark of creativity. With that in mind, Rhode Island School of Design’s  STEM to STEAM program is leading an initiative to add art and design to the national agenda for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

STEAM education in practice

What happens when you combine art with science in the real world? Innovators like kinetic sculptor Theo Jansen emerge:

Why have educators historically treated art and science as separate disciplines, and how can we help make a shift toward more integrated curricula?

  1. Molly Cooper

    He makes it seem like a it is something that anyone could do, with a few hours, some PVC, and a beach! Inspiring and beautiful creations.

 

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