The Influence of Design
Albert Einstein once said, “The greatest scientists are artists as well.” – a view is shared by many of those responsible for the greatest transformations in human history. Da Vinci gave us the Mona Lisa as well as the design for the helicopter and other flying machines. Aristotle gave us the model for the universe and wrote extensively on art and poetry.
Regardless of their precise contributions to mankind, every transformer understood that both art and science are about expressing our creativity in ways that lead to a deeper understanding of our world. Science allows us to better understand our current world – what actually is – and art allows us to engage our imagination to better understand a more idealized world – what we can become, with change. That’s why TEDMED embraces doctors and designers, astronauts and artists, practitioners and poets. Each is united in a quest for understanding that opens the door to a healthier future.