Main Question or Discussion Point
Is there a way for a kid to blend physics and art into a career? She can't make up her mind which way to go, so I thought I would see if there are any suggestions out there that use both.
Is this individual just starting post-secondary schooling? There's no reason she can't at least start off doing both and invent a career later. There are plenty of physics majors out there with strange double majors and stranger hobbies. (But food for thought: you can't really study physics as a hobby.)Is there a way for a kid to blend physics and art into a career? She can't make up her mind which way to go, so I thought I would see if there are any suggestions out there that use both.
I was involved in a collaboration to setup a cosmology exhibit in the local museum. The collaboration got help from design students in terms of layout and graphic design. Of course, the scientists were there at each step to make sure that the science is properly emphasized.robphy's suggestion of someone to design museum displays is a really good one I hadn't though of before.
Sometimes illustrators are needed for publications like textbooks (especially for primary and secondary school students where pretty pictures illustrating concepts can be more important and useful than lots of words or boring line diagrams like the college students need), or books intended for the lay reader.
Hey, you never know, she may be inspired into a really fun career. It never hurts to know what options are out there.These are all great ideas! We will watch the videos and look at the links later.
And yes, she is only 13 so she has plenty of time. This is only for fun! Maybe it will give her some direction, maybe not. But it is always interesting to think of all the potential. She enjoyed hearing the ideas last night, and I am sure even more so today as there are many new ideas today!