The Art of Science

"I'm sick and tired of the two cultures, of that gulf between what is called science on the one hand and what is called art on the other.  Artists who think there is some great and fundamental gulf between science and art conserve a repulsive little cartoon in which the sciences are cold and unfeeling and the arts are warm and emotional.....On the other hand scientists think of the sciences as straightforward and the arts as abounding in mystery.  None of these things is true."  
- Hollis Frampton in A Critical Cinema











(All images from Science Is Fiction: 23 Films by Jean Painleve released by the Criterion Company)


jmac said...

Gorgeous imagery! Jean Painleve is my hero! :)

Thanks for this post on science & cinema, Jacob!