Sci-craft brings greater benefits than over-ambitious projects that fail in their lofty promises to democratise science.
This article titled “The art of taking science to people” was written by Alice Bell, for guardian.co.uk on Monday 16th May 2011 15.37 UTC
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?