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Common wisdom says that science and art are entirely different beasts; moreover, a similar source of wisdom tells us that
science is valuable to society while art is a luxury. Why else would schools drop art from their curricula over the past 20 years?
But artists and scientists approach their work in similar if not identical ways.
This presentation was created by Richard P Gabriel and presented at IME-USP - São Paulo on 31/Mar/2011 sponsored by CCSL
Richard P. Gabriel (Ph.D., Stanford University, 1981; MFA Creative Writing (Poetry), Warren Wilson College, 1998; ACM Fellow) performs programming language, creativity, and software engineering research at IBM Research. He is the author of five books. He played lead guitar in a rock ‘n’ roll band for 20 years.