One of the most primitive innate needs of humans is to understand the world around us, and then share that understanding. Both science and art are human attempts to understand and describe the world around us. The subjects and methods have different traditions, and the intended audiences are different, but I think the motivations and goals are fundamentally the same. Both science and art have useful spin-offs. Applied science is technology. Applied art is decoration. (Dave Featherstone, Professor of Biology and Neuroscience).