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What a wonderful can of worms to have opened!  I went looking for a few great minds who managed to juggle both arts and sciences, and I found an entire society of them.  These illustrious men and women come from all over the globe, and from throughout history.  Putting these lists together has been so Continue...

They’re multifaceted, multi-talented, and for centuries, their ability to combine arts and sciences has captivated people’s attention.  Without further ado, we present our second set of famous STEAM thinkers (in no particular order). 1. Casanova (1725-1789) Popular with the ladies, yes, but in between affairs, he also found time to make his mark as a Continue...

Einstein raved about the benefits (and even necessity) of bringing artistic creativity into scientific discovery.  Jung identified the “artist-scientist” as a human archetype.  Call them polymaths, call them multi-taskers, or call just call them busy-brained, but some of the greatest thinkers have felt comfortable with one foot in the arts, and the other in sciences. Continue...

We’ve been blogging a lot lately about the intersection of arts and sciences in education (a subject near and dear to our hearts).  Yesterday, thanks to the miracle of social media, I came across this splendid Vimeo video featuring some thoughts by physicist and raconteur Richard Feynman.  In it, he discusses ways in which a Continue...

Art and science have traditionally been seen (at least by some) to be at opposite ends of the learning spectrum.  Arts and humanities are training grounds for 21st century skills like creativity, global awareness, and literacy, while science and technology thrive on innovation, experimentation, and technical know-how.  However, these days, it seems the two are Continue...