‘Understandably, scientists and artists may be the least willing to be involved in “politics,”

‘The strengthening and coordination of this movement has never been more urgent, and its reinvigoration by the critical mass of scientists and artists has never been more sorely needed.

Understandably, scientists and artists may be the least willing to be involved in “politics,” and many, rightly so, consider such involvement to be a distraction from creativity and inventiveness. Unfortunately, the luxury of devoting one’s whole self to probing into the wonders of science and the arts is one we can no longer afford.

Neither art nor science can thrive in an unstable, depleted world. Scattered goodwill initiatives such as Live Aid should now be replaced with an institutionalized front of scientists and artists for world peace and sustainability.’

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from LEONARDO THINKS 1968 – 2011
Contemporary Opinion by Wasim Maziak
Wasim Maziak argues for the importance of an institutionalized front of scientists and artists for world peace and sustainability.


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