Traditional TwoCultures.net (that’s “Two Cultures,” in Google Search and Bing-speak) reintroduces, reviews, repeats the insights of C.P. Snow from the late 1950’s. Much of what Snow wrote then remains true. The arts — and especially poetry — exists in a world apart from science and technology.
The composition of an April 2016 page of the New York Times Magazine unwittingly made the case. A sidebar to a longer story on Silicon Valley chatbots included the poem “Waiting for Dave, Megan and Issa” by Bernadette Mayer. The poet is introduced by the editor as “associated with the so-called New York School — poets whose work tends to explicitly explore the interactions between mundane daily life and the imagination.”