Neil deGrasse Tyson brings together celebrities and scientists to explore cosmic topics and pop culture with science in his show, Star Talk. In a way that late-night television has never seen before, Tyson connects and inspires us all to always consider the “cosmos” from science fiction, space travel, extraterrestrial life, the Big Bang, to the future of Earth and the environment.

I highly recommend listening to the complete podcast here on StarTalkRadio.net.

Tyson examines the nature of creativity with musician, author and former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne. They talk about whether creativity is hindered or enhanced by limitations, whether machines can be creative, how music and architecture are related, and why studying art makes for better scientists and mathematicians.

When we look at cultures, we look at art – we look at the feats of civilization that are empowered by engineering and science. Art and science may be the only true things that humans create, that are part of our human legacy. For more from Neil deGrasse Tyson, listen in on StarTalk.

 

 

David Byrne on arts education.

 

“In math, sciences, and engineering, you have to use creative problem solving.”

Learning art doesn’t mean you have to grow up to become a painter. But it gives you the creative thinking tools you need to thrive.