I count nine question marks in that opening post.
I remember back-in-the-day the discussion of Art; what is it,
is it possible to define it, was one of the mainstays of a
healthy philosophical debate. This was before the era of
daytime television. Back when people knew how to have
conversations. Philosophical inquiry was something even
us commoners practiced.
People generally choose the position that art cannot be
Or that (in a nod to Einstein) it's all relative.
Anyone here old enough to remember the days before
the saying "one mans garbage is another's treasure?"
The "art cannot be defined" position has been blown
out of the water.
With the new Beauty algorithms the most attractive
face can, in fact, be quantized.
Mind hacks .com / the beauty algorithm
But the question itself remains.
What is art.
In fact, is it even possible to insult artists anymore?
I remember a day when even daring to define art
for one's self would raise the ire of musicians and
Or is the lack of discussion in the post digital world
a symptom of something worse. Something deeper.
That we have no more artists.
That art, as we knew it, is dead.
And that it never really mattered anyway.
Is this our future?
ATS / Stolen Picasso and Monet art Burned
Maybe it's no coincidence that just at the
moment that each one of us has sufficient
computing power to really create lasting
art, is exactly when the main stream media
stops talking about it all together.
the 4/4 time
the cyclic rhythms
the beauty algorithm
I'm not saying anything for or against.
I'm just asking.
What is art.
What is art to you?
do you even care to have a definition.
Or better, the larger question...
Is it against the law for us to create art in this surveillance state we live in?
Maybe art is against the law.
Particularly when it is done as graffiti on corporate property.
But I didn't know it carried the death penalty.
Colombian-born Israel Hernandez-Llach died on Tuesday after police shocked him with a Taser as he ran away from officers who caught him spray-painting
the wall of a shuttered McDonald's.
yahoo.com / hundreds mourn tazered miami graffiti