Adding visual noise to a picture of the Mona Lisa affected how people saw it. No, really. The scientists responsible for this study believe that the visual system’s own noise causes this effect. But anyone looking at the picture can see that if visual noise affects the picture, it -er- affects the picture. If the researchers don’t believe this, I have a project that involves adding random noise to their research grant budget figure…
Hopefully some day a cure will be found for the poor individuals who suffer from this syndrome syndrome. Or perhaps we’ll find that their inexplicable drive to pathologise notable historical figures is a result of their work, not a mental disorder, however much it might look that way when you reduce it to a soundbite.
Hope none of the good stuff was damaged. Do they make flame-retardant canvas?
Too true. To which it might be added that C++ is like walking on hot coals…
Atheism: The world is functional.
Management: The world is imperative.
The title comes from a lecture/essay of Graham’s.
Original Hackers and Painters article.
The art/science commonality (both order signifiers) was made in an article in Leonardo many years ago, and it wasn’t new then (Constable said that “Art is a science…of which paintings are but the experiments”). Graham makes the correct point that hacker culture is vanguard at the moment. So for social history of art, hacker culture is currently very important, although not for the reasons new media dilettantes and their sponsors claim.
The difference between hackers and painters is what they drink. Hackers drink caffeine, painters drink alcohol. Both suppress seratonin (IIRC), but alcohol is a relaxant whilst caffeine increases stress levels. Go figure. Go ground.
The excellent Jim Hill Media is tracking this story.
Inspired by this, I propose a project to make science in the same way. Some rat anus cells will be wired to a computer running a scientific typesetting program. Dip the cells in lemon juice. Voila! Scientific equations, not a bad nominative art stunt.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m quite happy for Damien Hirst to get out his chainsaw, but if a researcher has bad conscience, they shouldn’t try to hide it under a sugar coating of “art”.
> what is art?
ENG art; fine art;
ANT: ENG art; fine art;
An art is a sort of media object. Sorts of arts: architecture, the American
art, the comic strip, the drawing, the graffiti, the museum piece, the Oriental
art, the painting, the performance art, the photograph, the picture, the
sculpture, and the watercolor. Other types of media objects: hypermedias, the
advertisement, the broadcast, the computer program, the dance, the datafeed,
the film, the genetic code, the mail, the message, the opera, the part of film,
the part of text, the part of theory, the play, the protocol, the script, the
station, the text, the theory, and the video.
An art is a R2 of a leisure activity. Artist creates an art. A museum visit is
a company relation of an art.
American art American
performance art performance artist
photograph fine art photographer
graffiti graffiti painter
Artist creates an art.
An art. A leisure activity. A museum visit. Leave. Go. A snow. It. A rain
shower. Rain. Some meteors. The weather. An indefinite ce. A beautiful day. A
good weather. A sunny sky. A clear sky. A sky coverage.