As a pre-political science major at UCLA, I have classes in North campus. Besides my statistics class, I do not go to the South side of campus. There is a divide between North and South campus majors. North campus involve arts and the social sciences while South campus consist of math and sciences. There is a hostility between the two a because of the lack of respect for each other, as they define the word "success" is defined differently. The word "success" has caused the divide between art and science. Success is associated with money and careers in science often result in higher income that artist careers.
Out of curiosity, I googled the word "success" on Google Images. Today's view of success is a (business) man in a suit, hypothetically standing and scanning the world below him .
After watching the online video called "Changing Education Paradigms", I noticed the architectural differences of the buildings of North and South campus. North campus is aesthetically-pleasing while South campus is corporate-style buildings. Pictured below is North campus's beautiful sculpture garden near Broad Art Center while South Campus's mathematical sciences building is business-like with no creative aspects.
|UCLA North Campus Sculpture Garden|
|UCLA South Campus Mathematical Sciences Building|
Before this week, I would never imagine that art and science were once, a culture. I always thought that art and science were completely different. Professor Vesna proclaims that "both artist and scientist are involved in the work of intuiting change in perception and materializing it for others to experience, see and ultimately change". I can see how artists and scientists work together and the importance of finding the similarities in subjects that may seem different. Since I am a freshman, I've found that college is the best time to learn and explore new things. I've never been passionate about a subject but if I take classes of various subjects and try to find the connections, then this will help evolve me into a well-rounded person.
Gallagher, Tracy. UCLA Sculpture Gardens. Digital image. Tracy Gallagher. Contact Designer L.L.C., 30 Mar. 2011. Web. 26 June 2016.
RSA Animate. "Changing Education Paradigms". Online video clip. UCOnline. 26 June 2016. Web.
Snow, C. P. The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution. New York: Cambridge UP, 1959. Print.
Terzidis, Kostas. UCLA Architecture Report P.I.: Kostas Terzidis. Digital image. Oldcda Design UCLA. UCLA, n.d. Web. 26 June 2016.
Vesna, Victoria. "Toward A Third Culture: Being In Between". Leonardo, JSTOR. Web. 26 June 2016.