Today people from these two ( some might say ) disparate fields collaborate frequently on projects. But back in 1960's America it was highly unusual or "not on" as they might say in England. Here is a brief capsule life history ( obituary ) of a man who brought the two worlds together. Billy Kluver.
Billy Kluver, 1927-2004 - Artworld - Obituary Art in America - Find Articles
Hertz, Garnet. "The Godfather of Technology and Art: An Interview with Billy Kluver," (19 April 1995)
Discuss how the thinking processes involved in Art vs. those involved in Engineering might only seem mutually exclusive. Or perhaps disagree and say that even though they ARE very different, they can still each "hire" the other. Or mention some Art projects you know about which required a lot of engineering knowledge. Or other posts in this general direction.
What other fields are still wide open for collaboration ? One person talked to me about Art and Neurology being his interests, which led to a discovery that we had both read Ramachandran.