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Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics: Key Elements in the Evolution of the Contemporary Art Quilt

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dc.contributor.advisor Dietrich, Dorothea
dc.contributor.author Cantrell, Stacy
dc.creator Cantrell, Stacy
dc.date 2015-12-10
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-30T17:54:48Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-30T17:54:48Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/10287
dc.description.abstract This thesis demonstrates that advancements in communication, technology and media are providing new inspiration, tools and techniques to quilt artists and have enabled them to transform the 1960s art quilt into a new hybrid form: quilts that reference the sciences in new and specific ways and in doing so, create new access to the sciences. Science-infused art quilts have evolved naturally from art quilts because quilt artists desire to educate, inspire, and express and influence culture by artistically employing and referencing the sciences. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) has played a major role in the making and the enhancement of quilts up to modern day. Today, STEAM is a new innovation that couples the sciences with art and design; STEM + Art = STEAM, (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics). In the twenty-first century the public debate about innovation has focused increasingly on the role of art as an important source of creativity and a new term has been forged to designate the broadened definition of the foundational fields: STEAM. To some degree, art quilts have always embodied the ideas embraced by STEM but twenty-first century quilts have evolved into still broader stylistic and conceptual categories and often function as the "A", the art component in STEAM. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject S.T.E.A.M. en_US
dc.subject contemporary art quilts en_US
dc.subject S.T.E.A.M. quilts en_US
dc.subject art and science en_US
dc.subject S.T.E.M. quilts en_US
dc.subject art quilts en_US
dc.title Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics: Key Elements in the Evolution of the Contemporary Art Quilt en_US
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in History of Decorative Arts en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline History of Decorative Arts en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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