Art is the science of enjoying life
I read this great quote in the 25th Anniversary special edition of the Science Times (NY Times Tuesday supplement): "Amidst all he attention given to the sciences as to how they can lead to the cure of all diseases and daily problems of mankind, I believe that the biggest breakthrough will be the realization that the arts , which are conventionally considered "useless," will be recognized as the whole reason why we ever try to live longer or live more prosperously. The arts are the science of enjoying life.
John Maeda is the Muriel Cooper Professor of media arts and sciences at the Media Lab of MIT
Well said John.