A New York Times article by Amy Wallace of July 9, 2011 illustrates the close relations between arts and sciences. Sculpures are motivated by science and science visualizations profit from art.

From the article:
That phrase "science versus art" could be an accurate summary of Mr. McCrory's work, too. While getting his bachelor's degree in computer science (and for some time after he graduated), he was a researcher at Argonne National Laboratory, doing software development and design for visualization devices. Then he spent a year as a lighting technical director at DreamWorks, working on the movie "Shark Tale." Then he toggled back again, working at the University of Chicago on visualizing of CAT scans and M.R.I.'s for surgeons. Then he returned to DreamWorks for a few more years, working on "Flushed Away" and "Kung Fu Panda."