• Question: Is there a more creative side to science?

    Asked by 967cara39 to Amy, Anthony, Ian, Iulia, Joanna, Krishnaa, Nicholas, Tadhg, Victoria on 21 Feb 2018.
    • Photo: Iulia Motoc

      Iulia Motoc answered on 20 Feb 2018:

      I consider science to be very creative. Without being creative you cannot invent things. Plus, science is very hands-on so you get to see the results of your work come to life.

    • Photo: Victoria Sharpe

      Victoria Sharpe answered on 21 Feb 2018:

      Being an engineer,everything I and my team do is creative. We constantly come up with new designs to solve our clients problems. In order to check they will function as expected we apply scientific principles to our design whether it’s checking the material is strong enough or will not corrode if the intended use is in a salty marine environment. The possibilities are endless!

    • Photo: Amy Cameron

      Amy Cameron answered on 3 Mar 2020:

      Certainly! The processes used by artists and scientists can be more similar than many people would think. At the University of Dundee, we have an Art School (DJCAD) next door to our research complex. We work together on quite a number of projects such as LifeSpace Science Art Research gallery based in our building and even have some joint teaching (undergraduate modules and masters programmes).
      The current exhibition in LifeSpace explores the similarities between the two disciplines: http://lifespace.dundee.ac.uk/exhibition/translations-laboratory-print-studio