Discussion on Mar 14, 2016

The role of Science is to explain and predict the world around us; it ‘converts’ information into knowledge. The role of Engineering is to apply scientific knowledge to the development of solutions for empirical problems; it ‘converts’ knowledge into utility. The role of Design is to produce embodiments of solutions that maximize function and augment human experience; it ‘converts’ utility into behavior. The role of Art is to question human behavior and create awareness of the world around us; it ‘converts’ behavior into new perceptions of information, re-presenting the data that initiated the KCC in Science. At this
These roles seem dated. What about medical science? This does the job of explaining and developing solutions. Art is also more than questioning behaviour and creating awareness. If the theory that art reflects the life of the community is taken as valid, then art also explains, discovers, etc.