Functional Art and Water Science

Functional Art and Water ScienceRecent interest in art-science collaborations seems to have focused on how artists can benefit from technological advancements in creating their works and how scientists can use the graphic arts to more effectively display their data. But interactions between science and art can extend beyond these established exchanges.  Functional has appeared in the digital realm as infographics, visualizations and interactive displays. This article explores some of the ways that physical and digital art serve a functional role in researching, understanding, and providing practical designs for the water sciences.