“Amidst the attention given to the sciences as how they can lead to the cure of all diseases and daily problems of mankind, I believe that the biggest breakthrough will be the realization that the arts, which are conventionally considered ‘useless,’ will be recognized as the whole reason why we ever try to live longer or live more prosperously.”
– John Maeda
It is interesting to me that humans have ranked certain disciplines as more important than others. We tend to do this a lot in school. Mathematical linguistic is more important than art. Science is more important than communication. I think that we have forgotten that art, science, math, language…they are all of equal importance, they rely on each other. They are all inextricably woven together into a beautiful tapestry of this thing that we call life. Schools should reflect this.