One of my favorite science blogs is The World’s Fair. As its name implies, it covers a diverse range of topics, but one recent post of possible interest to our readers was Dance Your Ph.D.: One Month till the Duedate! This post is but one of many in the blog’s category of The Art/Science (Non?)Divide Building.
To me, conveying scientific content through song seems challenging; doing so through dance seems really challenging. I applaud those who are willing to give it a shot, though, and I imagine that the effect can be almost magical under the right circumstances. My Ph.D. adviser, for instance, met the woman who would later become his wife at a dance performance designed to illustrate how a nuclear reactor worked, or something like that. He impressed her by explaining the scientific basis of the various dance moves, and a chain reaction ensued….