Sci-craft brings greater benefits than over-ambitious projects that fail in their lofty promises to democratise science.
I used to be really cynical about science/art collaborations. It all seemed a bit pretentious. But the last decade or so has seen a flowering in the field, and I’m happy to admit I was wrong. There is some truly innovative, clever and inspiring work out there (current favourite: a castle made from milk teeth). Still, the basic criticism that sci-art can seem a bit elitist is important. If the public feels turned off by the esoteric nature of modern science, is adding modern art really going to help?