Eileen Pollack, author of A Perfect Life, (Lithub.com – May 2016), acknowledges the Two Cultures lecture in her essay, “Why Fiction Needs More Women Scientists.” She writes: Years ago, when I was trying to decide between physics and writing, my professor, John Hersey, told me to read C.P. Snow’s famous lecture “The Two Cultures,” in… [Continue Reading]
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The book Two Cultures was based on a speech delivered by the English physicist C.P. Snow in the late 1950’s. While there was considerable controversy at the time, and later, there is little evidence that work in the humanities has moved to bridge the continental drift between the two types of discipline. For poets,… [Continue Reading]
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Traditional poets reify, dignify nature. They do not try to understand it, or to analogize using nature as seen through science.
Art in the Margins Do fiction, poetry try to exist in a simplified world that can no longer be sustained?
The logic of science and anthropomorphic logic can, must be reconciled.
Students of the humanities must interact with The Other.
Cognitive complexity is a psychological characteristic or psychological variable that indicates how complex or simple is the frame and perceptual skill of a person.
Cognitive complexity is a notion introduced by James Bieri in 1955. Bieri later pursued an interest in English Romantic poetry and in 2005 published a two-volume biography of Shelley.
New Statesman has published the full text of the C.P. Snow article published in 1956. "It is that kind of moral health of the scientists which, in the last few years, the rest of us have needed most; and of which, because the two cultures scarcely touch, we have been most deprived."
Australian researchers proposed the "emergence of a 'third space' at the intersection of art and science in the public domain – a site of trans disciplinary engagement, inquiry and knowledge production that plays a vital role in the contemporary research landscape."
L. Muller, Bennett, J. Froggett, L., Bartlett, V. "Understanding Third Space:Evaluating Art-Science Collaboration" in Proceedings of ISEA 2015
C. P. Snow
C. P. Snow
C. P. Snow
"At TEDGlobal 2010, author Matt Ridley shows how, throughout history, the engine of human progress has been the meeting and mating of ideas to make new ideas. It's not important how clever individuals are, he says; what really matters is how smart the collective brain is."Go to PoetryandScience.com
"There are no secrets in science."--C.P. Snow
We are technologists who are also poets.