Someone at work commented that, one night, she got into a long rambling discussion about the intersection between art and science. I said that art and science don't intersect, and she said she disagreed.
It's possible that there is a disagreement over terminology. When one says that art and science "intersect" I have in my mind some kind of act that combines the two, i.e. discovering some objectively reproducible feature of the universe by painting a nice picture would count as an intersection between art and science because by doing one, you're doing the other.
In my mind, just using the results of one field in another doesn't count as an intersection. So a musician using an electronic keyboard doesn't count as an intersection between music and electrical engineering and a sculptor making something out of clothes doesn't count as an intersection between sculpture and textiles.Read more