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Theo Jansen builds kinetic sculptures out of plastic electrical tubes.  He says he’s not sure if he’s a sculptor or engineer, and that the boundaries between art and engineering exist only in our minds.  To see his creations skittering around on the beaches of the Netherlands, it’s hard to imagine that science wouldn’t benefit from more play, wonder, and imagination.  And that we might want to let the artists, the engineers, the… boths… get started earlier with their investigations, explorations, experimentations.  Our exclusive emphasis on the particulars of communication and calculation – our beloved 3Rs – which when in authentic service of innovation and contribution don’t take 13 years sitting still to learn, is holding us back from realizing the true scope of what we could accomplish.

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