An Art to be Learned
thesisposted on 15.04.2014, 00:00 by Garrett J. Brown
An Art to be Learned resurrects the often obscure histories behind scientific accomplishments while simultaneously seeking links between poetic and scientific vision. Individual poems present moments of discovery that humanize the people who have pushed the boundaries of knowledge. Through lyrical narrative, these poems demonstrate how the forces of history can be seen interacting on the figures presented, emphasizing the way scientific discoveries are framed by the contemporary moment. The work also conveys the imperfections, quirkiness and ultimately the humanity of these discoverers so that science is revealed as an imaginative, and often imperfect, process.