Details From Our Garden

I enjoyed some time in our garden this morning. Camera in hand, I paid particular attention to the finer points – instances of refraction, circle geometry, the Fibonacci sequence, surface tension, etc.

My photographic efforts were strongly influenced by (mainly social) media coverage of Beakerhead – an upcoming, local, five-day event created to blur the lines between art, science and engineering. Reading about the event and some of the pre-event activities, I’ve been thinking there should be a word that means “the art of science and the science of art.” A few short minutes with my favourite search engine led me to Symbiartic, a Scientific American blog dedicated to the art of science and the science of art. Hmmm……

Sym•bi•art noun the intimate connection of science and art from which each discipline benefits | the art of science and the science of art

What do you think? Should “symbiart” be added to the dictionary? Or is there another (made-up, mashed-up) word you’d propose to mean “the art of science and the science of art”?

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