beauty in technology?
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Posted 5/8/14
after an unhealthy ammount of time awake, i had a thought. i love technology and some times find myself staring at something like it was a work of art. then it occrued to me, why cant it be called art?

one thing i keep comming back to, the Apollo Guidance Computer.
its so primitive, so backwards, but what those men did with it, it like a work of art.

or like the Lamborghini Countach, with its waay out there styling, and its carbs even in the mid 80's, the design from inside to out side seems like a work of art.

or even the old WW2 leica's.

anyone else feel the same?
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That's because designing can be for beauty and for function.
Posted 5/8/14
I think because art is more about self-expression, linkage to cultural significance and the mastery of techniques to show the heightened ability of human communication.

That's why people are fascinated by cave paintings... because it shows a step in human evolution and has significant cultural history.

But I would say the process of designing cars or houses would be an "artistic" process.
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Because it have something have to do with copyright. Just kidding, but really it's like ones you know the the trick to the magic it's not amazing anymore.
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Posted 5/8/14
Well if you find functionality artistic, that's cool :]

I think functionality can be slightly artistic


But art is more about "feels"


reminds me of that book a was forced to read in high school, The Fountainhead the main protagonist ,"believes buildings should be sculpted to fit their location, material and purpose elegantly and efficiently" to him this was art.
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I sometimes think beauty in technology comes from knowing that it's the result of a long chain of human achievement - materials research, math... even harnessing fire. No computers if we didn't figure out how to melt stuff.
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