The real advantage
of our team, and of MediaLabEurope as an enterprise, is the diversity of our backgrounds.
The Renaissance period was noted for great innovators that were skilled in multiple
disciplines - This training allowed them to make previously unseen connections
between apparently disparate areas, opening new lines of thought. Today, the vast
amount of information necessary to master even one subject is so great that this
is no longer possible for one person. However, if you take a set of people of
different disciplines who work well as a team, you are simulating the situation
and can expect similar results.