I’ve always been a big believer in the overlap between art and science. We’re seeing more of it these days — the idea of testing whole populations for HIV and sticking everyone who is infected on antiretrovirals as a way of putting a stop to the HIV epidemic has been dubbed Pop-ART, for example. I’m sceptical about the idea, the more so after combing carefully through some of the results presented at CROI earlier in the month (all helpfully available online), but I can see the Warhol-style posters promoting testing and treatment.
So I was especially delighted when Dag Brück sent me this wonderful piece of Word Art. Dag put “The Wisdom of Whores” into Wordle, and here’s the result:
I love the random “headline”: happy health risk. Better yet, within the giant ARV component, creep the two little words: big caveat. It took me 8,000 sciency words to say this in a paper I sunmitted last week. Art does it in three.