The Merging Of Art And Science As A Communication Tool

People are sometimes surprised to hear that I am both a research scientist and an artist, but I see them as quite similar in purpose, only different medium. They both involve imagination, visualization, and communication of those ideas in a way that makes it accessible...

BioEASI: UCSD Students Provide a Fresh Look at Science

UCSD has a tremendous array of talented students. This week I met two UCSD students who have inspired me through their work in creating BioEASI. The mission of BioEASI is to reignite public interest in and subsequent support for science and technology by making...


It really doesn't matter what you call it as long as long as the arts and the sciences are not seen as separate things when we talk about reinventing the curriculum. ...

What Creativity Means: Cecil Lytle

UC San Diego Professor Cecil Lytle discusses the topic of creativity in the video below. Believe it or not, everyone has substantial creative ability. Just look at how creative children are. In adults, creativity has too often been suppressed through education, but it is still...

Art Education ,the Innovation Economy, and the PISA tests

John M. Eger – Huffington Post

Lionel Van Deerlin Professor of Communications and Public Policy,
San Diego State – Posted: February 21, 2011 12:24 PM

If creativity and innovation will be the hallmarks of the most successful communities in the 21st century we need to know the answers to the fundamental questions of what makes us creative, innovative, imaginative.

To create Innovative products and services as President Obama, as has argued rightly, we need as a Nation to organize our community to reinvent itself for the new, knowledge economy and society; prepare our citizens to take ownership of their community; and, most importantly, educate the next generation of leaders and workers to meet these global challenges.

In this effort the arts are not a frill.

Indeed , they may be the most important aspect of a 21st century education. Our schools need to focus on reinventing and renewing our citizens and our country to compete in the new global economy.

Globalization 3.0 is here.