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  • Field Theory: A post about art (sort of),

    yes.

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  • Hard News: Experiment have seen collisions!!!!!!!!!!!,

    That's a monumental post for mankind astride that mighty fine looking cake.

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  • Field Theory: A post about art (sort of),

    But our small nation doesn't have the scientific resources for such a feat,
    The long term value of the sculpture on the other hand could inspire generations and its success will hinge on whether the cup is won or not.
    and who knows, perhaps the winning of the cup will wrest upon the qualities of the sculpture. Perhaps it's specifically designed to inspire the men in black. Either way, we're going to look pretty dumb, being possibly the only country with a rugby sculpture of that magnitude, if we fail to win the cup in our own country.

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  • Field Theory: A post about art (sort of),

    I just wish any of these extra sums they have lying around for sculptures, anthems and what have you, could be employed getting Carl Hayman back.

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  • Field Theory: A post about art (sort of),

    Sorry, I guess i should take this discussion more seriously. I've never known a samurai more reluctant to fall on his sword ;)

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  • Field Theory: A post about art (sort of),

    I can't think of anything more appropriate than a statue of rugby guys to represent the NZ massive to the world. but I'd probably hold out just a little longer, I don't know, perhaps until a work is finished, before weighing in on whether it's Art or not. Taste is a matter of taste.

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  • Field Theory: A post about art (sort of),

    Dentistry.

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  • Field Theory: A post about art (sort of),

    I have been arguing that 'art' is a term given to particular practices that originated in Europe but are now found world-wide, practices not just of creation but also of display, exchange and collecting.

    Paul is quite right. Although the Chinese developed silk fabric in 3500BC and although In ancient China, writing, as well as painting, was done on silk. and despite the fact that after the invention of paper in the 1st century CE, silk was gradually replaced by the new and cheaper material, none of the works rendered on paper or silk were displayed exchanged or collected, the Chinese Intelligentsia merely wiped their asses with the works between arguments about aesthetics.

    art is a virus tangent:

    艺术 yì​shù ​ = art
    艺 yì = art; talent, ability; craft
    术 shù = art, skill, special feat; method, technique

    工艺 gōng​yì ​= arts and crafts / industrial arts
    工 gōng = labor, work; worker, laborer
    艺 yì = art; talent, ability; craft

    Key is the 'special feature' definition of '术 shù', in that the character is also used denoting unfathomable terms such as,

    法术 fǎ​shù​ = magic
    炼金术 liàn​jīn​shù =​ alchemy
    读心术 dú​xīn​shù​ = mind reading (in psychology or Western magic)
    etc...

    More interestingly though is that in ancient texts the term is represented by the characters "兿 yi"='planting' "埶 shù”='technique/ technology'.

    Some scholars think that this "planting" refers to more than purely agricultural practices,

    "the human spirit is the house planting the seeds of its experience/ value/ growth in technology."- Meaning in a week there will be a change in the form of a leap from the original state to a new state of consciousness. And so the original meaning of "planting" is taken to have developed into this extended meaning.

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  • Field Theory: A post about art (sort of),

    Only if some person or persons acting in behalf of a certain social institution has first conferred the attribute 'chillable' upon it. Then sure...

    The refrigerator man understands what will chill.

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  • Field Theory: A post about art (sort of),

    The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. (Confucius)

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