16. THE SYMBIOSIS OF ART AND SCIENCE IN FILM ANIMATION CREATION
Theatre Arts Department, College of Education,
Warri, Delta State.
The current global emphasis on technological development for societal advancement in the face of disciplinary dichotomization between art and science leaves one wondering where art as a discipline fits in. Today, technology is fast becoming another synonym for science or the scientific. Inventions and technological apparatuses, such as computers, chips and all such gadgetries and inventions that enhance productivity and advance society, fall under the purview of the science. This view seems to relegate the arts to the background, in technology and development discourse. Surprisingly, the advancement of technology as researches reveal, is not a single disciplinary effort. The assumption that art and science have no meeting point falls like a pack of cards when considering disciplinary inputs in the area of film animation. This paper examines the potentials of the arts in technology-induced developmental strides and argues that the field of arts has always added and will continue to add to the milestones achieved by science. This is because art and science converge and are inextricably linked in several areas of human endeavour. These areas, one can say, make both disciplines of equal importance in the scheme of the development curriculum. This work x-rays the disciplinary inputs in film animation creation, to show the interrelationship between art and science.
Keywords: Arts, Science, Animation, Film, Societal Development