When people say, ‘I don't get art’ … that means art is working.

John Maeda

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Source: "How Art, Technology and Design Inform Creative Leaders." TEDGlobal 2012. Jun. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by John Maeda, President of the Rhode Island School of Design, means that if the meaning of art is not immediately clear to the person who encounters it, then the art is serving its purpose -- to challenge people's minds. Maeda goes on to explain, "Art is about asking questions, questions that may not be answerable." The quote is from Maeda's 2012 TED Talk about art, technology, and creative leadership. Watch the full TED Talk here: John Maeda - How Art, Technology and Design Inform Creative Leaders