Many engineers say that they are not artistic. This is for sure a falsehood. Art does not just begin and end with paper and crayons, watercolors and novels. It encompases an ability to be creative. To be creative is to "transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, etc"....and to create new ones. Every single person is creative. You are creating your own life pattern, life choices, life influences at this very moment. Just by living you have already attributed to your creativity and artistic nature by beginning to paint your life's picture.
This artistic ability that each person owns can be magnified by his or her skill set. When you look into the mind of an engineer, you can see lines, patterns, shapes, design. A dancer uses angles to spot a landing without injury, and a painter scales a landscape onto a canvas. To be an artist is to not be good at math. To be good at math is to not be an artist. False. This is a mentality that should not be engraved into the generations to come. It is something that many schools are beginning to change. We are all engineering the world one creative thought at a time. Look around you, and you shall find living proof.
So next time someone asks if you're artisic, say yes because you'll only be speaking the truth.
In the Allegheny Valley School District, students are using robots to interpret poetry. A visual image is created using LEDs, sensors, and motors. When the student speaks a poem, the image comes to life. It is just one example of breaking the barriers that have been built in between the arts and smarts. Combining Robotics With Poetry? Art and Engineering Can Co-Exist | MindShift