Member 2409
67 entries

Los Angeles, US
Immortal since Dec 2, 2009
Uplinks: 0, Generation 3
  • Affiliated
  •  /  
  • Invited
  •  /  
  • Descended
  • f.Myles’ favorites
    From Beatrix
    Non-Locality, Cognition,...
    From Beatrix
    Partying to Revolution
    From Wildcat
    The Luxurious Ambiguity of...
    From AsylumSeaker
    21st Century Renaissance...
    From Beatrix
    Mathematics and the...
    Recently commented on
    From f.Myles
    Scale of the Universe
    From f.Myles
    The National Ignition...
    Now playing SpaceCollective
    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
    From f.Myles's personal cargo

    Better Science through Art
    A great paper by Richard P. Gabriel & Kevin J. Sullivan

    pdf here

    How do artists and scientists work? The same.
    Categories and Subject Descriptors A.0 [General]
    General Terms Design
    Keywords Design, art, science, software engineering

    Art is strange. Art cannot be understood. The poet Robert Browning is reported to have said of a passage he wrote:
    When I wrote that, God and I knew what it meant, but now God alone knows.
    Science and art don’t seem directly related. Except people do science. And people do art. Science is a clear statement of truth in the actual world.
    This is a sort of contemporary science which is more easily understood than the nonsensical poem.
    Don’t you think? Ah, but with training this is quite easily understood. The poem, however—obviously no amount of training, teaching, or learning will bring you to understand it.
    Some other examples: a visual representation of a source code svn log shows, clearly, the history of the program, whereas the Jackson Pollock painting is clearly less understandable
    Some mathematicians have computed the fractal dimension of some of Pollock’s drip paintings as high as 1.72—thickly layered and complex.

    Thu, Jan 6, 2011  Permanent link

      RSS for this post
    Add comment
      Promote (2)
      Add to favorites (1)
    Create synapse