About This Episode
What is the relationship between art, science and creativity? Join us as Neil Tyson explores the nature of creativity with musician, author and former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne. The two discuss whether creativity is hindered or enhanced by restraints, how music and architecture are related, whether machines can be creative, and why studying art makes for better scientists and mathematicians. In studio, Neil is joined by the multi-talented Dr. Mónica López-González, Ph.D., who is not only a cognitive neuroscientist but also a concert pianist, photographer, author and more. Plus, you’ll hear from Professor David Cope, who taught a computer to compose music, and listen to an original piece which it composed in the style of Vivaldi. Maeve Higgins co-hosts, and Bill Nye weighs in on the value of creativity to human survival.
NOTE: All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: The Science of Creativity, with David Byrne.
In This Episode
HostNeil deGrasse Tyson
GuestDr. Mónica López-González
Ph.D., Cognitive Neuroscientist, Co-Founder and Scientific & Artistic Director, La Petite Noiseuse Productions
GuestProfessor David Cope
Composer, Scientist, Dickerson Emeriti Professor at UC Santa Cruz
The Science Guy