A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a Nanotechnologist and an Art Historian sat down and asked a question: what does the imagination have to do with scientific innovation?
The visual imagination isn’t simply frivolous. It is utterly vital to understanding the scientific and technological developments which have allowed our society to evolve, both historically, and in the present day.
This is a love letter to scientific daydreaming; to the importance of creativity in science; to the old-school sci-fi classics, and the way they captured the imagination. This is about the art of being a scientist.