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Re: WHAT IS art?

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Tue, 19 Oct 1999 21:47:28 EDT

In a message dated 10/19/99 3:53:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

> Lawrence:
> As to the quote included herein ... I wonder how Mr. Franke comes to
> such conclusions about the rationality of art made by/with computers.
> I wonder how computing is more rational than the chemistry of paint
> or the mathematics of perspective or the physics of bronze casting.
> I run a digital studio and have, for years, been involved in both
> scientific illustration and computer fine arts printmaking, as such I
> wonder if Mr. Franke's opinions don't do better as philosophical
> abstractions than guides for those who actually make and interact
> with visual art works. In both areas of my work many tools and
> technologies of all sorts are involved. Even so, my faith in
> personal judgements and the application of accumulated heuristic
> studio experiences to current problems taken together most often
> provides my richest source for solutions. Computers and other,
> simpler, tools still only do what I know to ask of them.
> Regards, John
> Dr. John Antoine Labadie
> Department of Art
> University of North Carolina at Pembroke >>

Thank you, John. Well said. Struck a chord with me.