Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Art & Altered States


Known as one of the most prolific astrophysicists of our time, Neil deGrasse Tyson has participated in 5 AMAs since 2011, racking up nearly 40,000 questions from the Reddit community and accumulating 216,487 karma points (and counting)! For his fifth Ask Me Anything, Neil wanted to explore the depths of his knowledge of art, so we hosted the AMA in r/Art!

  • Dusty Memoli (338) October 13, 2015

    In science, if you don’t do it, somebody else will. Whereas in art, if Beethoven didn’t compose the ‘Ninth Symphony,’ no one else before or after is going to compose the ‘Ninth Symphony’ that he composed; no one else is going to paint ‘Starry Night’ by van Gogh.

    Neil deGrasse Tyson

  • Inlighten (133) November 11, 2015

    Awesome!