“Children learn through play. Adults learn through art.”
I’ve just watched the 2015 John Peel Lecture given this year by Brian Eno, and it was the most thought provoking hour of television I can remember seeing in along time.
A fascinating discussion of art, culture and humanity – Eno is clearly a deep thinker as well as a musical genius.
The show is available on the BBC iPlayer until the end of October and I urge you to take an hour to watch an think about the points Eno makes before it disappears. The BBC have also made a transcript available as a slightly more permanent PDF.
Eno quotes a number of books during his lecture, BBC 6 Music have kindly tweeted a reading list.