CREATIVE ARTS TOOLS
A collection of research studies about creativity and creative tools, news about merging art with science, and examples of projects.
Conceptualizing the arts as tools for medicine and public health
Author: Gary A. Christenson
Abstract: The arts are often neglected in the context of modern medicine. However, they offer opportunities for greater patient understanding, improved patient comfort and treatment results, and enhanced clinical skills, personal enrichment, and resilience in medical practitioners. The application of the arts to medicine can be categorized into five main categories: medical education, prescriptive options, improved patient experience, public health and care for medical personnel.
Source: Journal of Applied Arts & Health, Volume 4, Number 3, 1 January 2014 , pp. 247-264(18). Link to abstract.
Can millionaire physicists draw the masses to science?
New Scientist, March 26, 2013 - Rewarding scientists financially is easy. Turning them into household names is not so simple. For a start, there's the sheer inaccessibility of their work. Watching a movie, or a sports star in action, is rarely taxing. Getting to grips with a significant moment in theoretical physics is far harder. Read more.
Pulse: Art and Medicine
Scientific American, Feb. 27, 2013 - Imagine the place where art, science and the human body intersect: that’s the idea behind Pulse: Art and Medicine, the fascinating exhibit that presents a multimedia investigation of medicine as an inspiration for new artworks and art forms. Also reviewed: Art from the Republic of Science: Creative Works from the Texas Academy of Science. This exhibition will feature science-related artworks in an effort to promote the use of the creative arts in science communication, increase artistic and scientific innovations via interdisciplinary collaborations and to support the creative endeavors of Texas scientists. Link to full story.
Esthero ‘got really haunted’ for new album, Everything is Expensive
Nov. 1, 2012 - “I would go into the studio occasionally and do stuff and I would get joy from it, but the joy was almost immediately taken out by another side of my brain,” she says. “I’d leave and I’d think: ‘What’s the f–king point? Nobody’s ever going to hear it.” What changed? That’s a bit of a mystery to her. Simply put: Inspiration hit. “I just got really haunted,” she says, and ideas were keeping her up at night, she was so desperate to put them on tape. More.
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Video games could provide venue for exploring sustainability concept: Oregon State University, July 1, 2014
Neural sweet talk: Taste metaphors emotionally engage the brain - Princeton University, June 25, 2014
Music and felt emotions: How systematic pitch level variations affect the experience of pleasantness and arousal - Psychology of Music, January 2014