Arts, sciences and humanities build healthier, more livable, vital communities. They are essential to a strong education system. They contribute enormously to our economy.
What do crossword puzzles, waffles, maps, double-entry ledgers, musical notation and Excel all have in common? GRIDS! The grid has been an organizing principle in human societies from the ancient Babylonians through Modern Art. People have used grids to plan great cities, paint paintings and design skyscrapers. The grid is omnipresent in our world. Tonight on Inquiry we have a wild and freewheeling discussion with HANNAH B. HIGGINS, Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Hannah has written a wonderfully unique history of human design titled THE GRID BOOK.