Friday, December 5, 2008

The "two cultures" meet again!

In the spirit of encouraging the "two cultures" of art and science to better understand one another, I thought I'd post the above video, "The Role of Vitamin D in Beta-Cell Function," the top prize-winner of the "Dance Your Ph.D." 2008 AAAS/Science Dance Contest. Below is an even more intriguing number called "Hydrodynamic Trail Detection in Marine Organisms." The idea was to challenge recent Ph.D.'s to communicate their dissertations via interpretive dance. You can read more about the contest and see more videos here. Or learn how you can submit an entry to next year's contest here.

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