Science and the arts: one or the other?

For some ten plus years, Hong Kong’s been using the HKCEE system to educate secondary school students. In this system, students have to choose to specialize either in the ‘Science’ stream or the ‘Arts’ stream. They can’t choose both.

Today, even though the new NSS system allows for mixing science and art subjects, parents aren’t too keen. ‘It’s bad for your career,’ some parents said.

But in life, science and arts go hand in hand. The foundation of science is built on the arts; and the foundation of the arts is somewhat built on science.

from TIME.

What’s this? A piece of art painted by none other than the Microscope. Yes, this is the booze Rosé under a microscope, captured by Michael Davidson. Amazing, no?

(Check out other pics by clicking the image above! It links to the TIME website.)

from the Rock Blogger

And this? This is none other than a magnified Mandelbrot set. Yes, this is a map of numbers, fashioned with some color to make it sparkle some more. This picture is a sample of fractal geometry. If you wish to know more, click on the image above to go to therockblogger.com.

That’s it for today! I hope you now agree with me that science and the arts are connected: if it is in some quirky way. 🙂

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Author: Jessica Y

Economics student at the University of Cambridge. Aspiring data scientist.

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