Science and Pop Culture Collide: David Byrne on StarTalk

This Sunday on StarTalk, host and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews musician David Byrne to discuss creativity in the arts and sciences.  The two will discuss sound quality’s influence on our appreciation of music and whether or not artificial intelligence will ever have the ability to be creative. In addition to co-founding the Talking Heads, David Byrne has authored seven book projects and exhibited multi-media art installations across the globe.

Joining Tyson in the Hall of the Universe this week are comedian co-host Maeve Higgins and cognitive scientist Monica Lopez-Gonzalez. Monica is a multilingual cognitive scientist, educator, multidisciplinary artist, public speaker and writer. Like David, Monica is fascinated by the cognitive relationships between creative artistic, emotional, musical, and linguistic behavior.

In this clip, David Byrne stresses the importance of arts education in schools and how creativity leads to new scientific exploration:

Don’t miss this week’s new episode of StarTalk on Sunday December 6 11/10c.