This is the first of a series of interviews with extraordinary people who are using their skills and training as artists and humanists to improve their communities, challenge assumptions, and advance our understanding of the human condition. In this piece, we spoke with world-renowned, best-selling author Daniel H. Pink about the ways his scholarship in the humanities shaped his career. He offered advice to young humanists and asserted the socio-cultural importance of the humanities
Daniel Pink is the author of five books, including three long-running New York Times bestsellers, A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human. He was host and co-executive producer of Crowd Control, a television series about human behavior on the National Geographic Channel. He has been a contributing editor at Fast Company and Wired as well as a business columnist for The Sunday Telegraph.Daniel Pink’s TED Talk on the science of motivation is one of the 10 most-watched TED Talks of all time.
Excerpt from the Interview.
“The high and low arts] can create communities by using the humanities as a knitting needle I think we find that the arts and the humanities are some of the most important contributors to our understanding of community. To our understanding of identity. Why not have public art projects made by many people…there could be special viewings where people can interact with work and possibly even add to this”
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What Daniel Pink Thinks About the Importance of the Arts and Humanities
February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments