Where "Exploration" = Science x Creativity
The other day I was listening to Dr.Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroanatomist, and Sir Ken Robinson, a leading educationer*, talking about science, creativity, education, one of them while handling a wiggly human brain**. Suddenly I realized that either one of the two halves of our brain, with their very specific and different purposes... and personalities. might be very unpleasant if left totally in charge.
The left brain, academic, strategic, and scientific, a pocket protector wearing warrior.
The right brain, artistic, emotional compassionate, too unctuous to be able to get out of bed in the morning, sobs at tv ads.
But where they get together in the brain and exchange views and opinions on what is going on in the world around them, and decide courses of action, in the corpus collosum, is the place that makes us human and allows us to appreciate both rational science and Daft Punk at the same time.
I know this to be true: I witnessed brilliant roboticist Liam Pederson refuse to operate a robotic ship for exploring other planets across an Andean Lake without first piping in appropriate music through his Beats Pill,by Dr. Dre.
This was an excellent example of Interhemispheric Communication through contralateral axonal projections, and thus proving Liam to be very clearly a human being Applying Science Enhanced by Creativity, Creating Exploration. quod erat demonstrandum
The playlist included hits by the DJ's that dress up like robots. My next theory is that Irony requires input from both halves of the brain as well.
So I made the sketch above, and I like it. I'm not saying I invented it, I'm just saying that it is a truth, and I'm gonna make it my own.
All the best,
* "School of Rock" reference
**The brain being handled by Dr Bolte-Taylor was NOT her own.