The Art of Wonder

A Brown University/Rhode Island School of Design Dual-Degree student (BRDD, 2017), artist, writer, urbanist, and explorer of the world dedicated to finding Wondrous things. Art, design, science, literature and the connections between them. For my original artwork see http://arianamakesart.tumblr.com/

Posts tagged curiosity

Jul 8

jtotheizzoe:

E.O. Wilson’s Advice to Young Scientists

This is advice to come back to again and again. 

On charting new courses of inquiry, and finding inspiration in research and in learning, he tells us to march to our own drummer, and to not fall in with the army of the masses: 

“Observe from a distance, but do not join the fray. Make a fray of your own.”

And on our need to seed, stoke and feed our curiosity with as many varied influences and disciplines as we can:

“In time, all of science will come to be a continuum of description, an explanation of networks, of principles and laws. That’s why you need not just be training in one specialty, but also acquire breadth in other fields, related to and even distant from your own initial choice.

Keep your eyes lifted and your head turning. The search for knowledge is in our genes.”

Finally, bad at math? You’ll be happy to know that he says not to worry too much. You’ve got plenty of time. And you can always add a mathematician as a collaborator.

(via Brain Pickings)


Jul 5
“Look at everything. Don’t close your eyes to the world around you. Look and become curious and interested in what there is to see.” John Cage, echoing this lovely letter from Jackson Pollock’s dad to his son. (via explore-blog)

(via explore-blog)


Jul 2
“I have never watched anything before and it made me feel very curious. Scientific people are always curious, and I am going to be scientific. I keep saying to myself, ‘What is it? What is it?’ It’s something. it can’t be nothing! I don’t know its name so I call it Magic. I have never seen the sun rise but Mary and Dickon have and from what they tell me i’m sure that is magic too. Something pushes it up and draws it. Sometimes since I’ve been in the garden, I’ve looked up through the trees at the sky and I have a strange feeling of being happy as if something were pushing and drawing in my chest and making me breathe fast. Magic is always pushing and drawing and making things out of nothing. Everything is made out of Magic, leaves and trees, flowers and birds, badgers and foxes and squirrels and people. So it must be all around us… I don’t know how to do it but I think that if you keep thinking about it and calling it, perhaps it will come.” Colin Craven, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (via apotofprintedwords)

(via a-good-book-has-no-ending)



Mar 9
curiositycounts:

A truer statement never made! We couldn’t agree more, Skillshare. 

curiositycounts:

A truer statement never made! We couldn’t agree more, Skillshare

(via adventuresinlearning)