Defining art

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Art is an incredibly difficult concept to nut-shell. On one hand, I feel that anything that is produced as the result of someone’s creative process should be considered art (even if it’s bad art), but on the other I look at some examples of “modern” art and cringe. A lot of it seems to be more and exercise in marketing than creativity, random collections of objects that are post-rationalised by people trying very hard to sound esoteric and self-important

What got me onto this? Well, I don’t know if you notised, but there’s a new link on the right to a great site called Surviving the World. This is what has been termed a “Photo-comic”, and there’s a lot of debate about whether or not it classifies as a web-comic, a photo-blog or just a random collection of meaninglessness. Personally I think Dante is a literary genius and his unique presentation is something to be envied.

In the News:

Film Industry Hires Cyber Hitmen to take down Internet Pirates – …and since this article, said Hit men have themselves been whacked by 4chan for their troubles. It’s never a good idea to attack people on their home ground… Sun Tzu, Russia and now 4chan.

Kiribati makes huge sacrifices for future generations – I hope we can all follow in their visionary footsteps.

BP Seals Macondo Well Permanently – About bloody time!

Airbus to build a transparent plane – … you think you had a fear of flying before? Try fly on one of these.

Water on Moon is bad news for China’s lunar telescope – It’s great news for a possible colony, but it will cause havoc for China’s plans

Another week, another post. Tune in next week. Same geek time, Same geek place.

-Odd

“If free verse is considered poetry, then aren’t we uttering stanzas with every sentence that we speak?” -Dante Shepherd, STW

 

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