“To develop a complete mind: Study the science of art; Study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.”
– Leonardo da Vinci –
Theatre & Acting: Dewdney Players (Alberta); Theater Guild of Webster Groves (Missouri)
Theatre is a passion of mine. As audience member and actor, I have found theatre both entertaining and therapeutic. Stories that play out on stage provide a lens through which to view life, society, and people a bit differently. Having roles in plays allows for even more introspection. By stepping into the shoes of a colourful character, I have had the opportunity to transform into someone whose world views were different than my own. I learned to empathize with that character. I have applied these learning in my work in #scicomm. Check out my blog post on acting and the art of communicating with empathy.
“My Science Love Story”
(designed, written, and illustrated by Cami Ryan for Stories in Science. This short, animated video documents my evolving ‘love story’ with science. And you might be in for a surprise. How that love affair started had very little to do with the science that was being done.
Art makes me a better scientist. Science makes me a better artist. Over the years, ‘ve dabbled in lifestyle photography, digital art, painting, and – lately – in remodeling dollhouses. Yes, I said it. DOLLHOUSES.
Check out my latest artful endeavours via my TikTok account: @MiniSecondLife.