Extravagaria II: Art Assisting Science
Governor General Suite B
Monday, 8:30, full day
Richard Gabriel, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Janet Holmes, Boise State University
Kirstie Bellman, The Aerospace Corporation
Artists and scientists share the most important human goal: the search for truth. Their methods and approaches differ, and their results are in different languages, but there is no a priori reason to grant primacy to either. In educational research, and possibly in other domains, there is thriving work on using the techniques of artespecially creative writingto explore research questions and explain results. In software, we not only seek truth and reality, we create it. Certainly there is a role for art here. This workshop explores that question.