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As artists, we have license to tread just about anywhere, rather like the
sacred fools of yore. Short of handing out drugs, practicing brain
surgery, or experimenting with other potentially life-threatening
experiences, pretty much all is fair...including science. Kaleidoscope's
have been artisti productions for centuries. Recently, I saw on the tube
a kaleidoscope made out of an old silo ten people could walk INSIDE the
durn thing! Looked like an "art experience" to me.
On Tue, 8 Oct 1996, Margaret Grosspietsch wrote:
> Regarding Kalaidescopes, Lynn wrote:
> > Sorry, I think this sounds like a science project
> > At least you are correlating it with some art history - but is it a stretch??
> It sounds like there is both a science AND a math connection with kalaidescopes,
> and in my humble opinion, that's all the MORE reason to teach it!! Perhaps the
> math and/or science teacher could come in and guest lecture too. (??)
> (As you may have guessed, I'm a fan of interdisciplinary education... if a
> project "stretches" across the boundaries of art, GREAT! Emphasize it; Talk
> about the connections....?!?!?) I think someone on this list recently wrote
> about how subjects (math, science, art) don't occur in the real world in a
> vacuum, and I agree.
> Thanks for listening to my 2 cents.