We talk about inclusivity; we say that arts and culture are important in a society but the talk of just STEM in education leaves me feeling cold. I say that as a techie that finds creativity from an art, design, writing and marketing perspective quite alien.
Even in the most technical of arenas, there is a need to convey information and concepts to a wider and unfamiliar audience, in a simple way.
Even techies love playing computer games consoles. That’s all visual, the packing is visual, the promotional material is visual and so there will be a world of creative behind that too.
We must talk about it all together. We must be multi-disciplinary in this because the real world is, even if we play just one part of it. We must be inclusive in thought and talking about STEAM shows everything is important.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.