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Vocations [May. 15th, 2008|12:26 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

Okay, so in the shower this morning I got it more or less down to

Science: Contributing to the world's knowledge.*

Craft: Contributing to the world's productivity.*

Art: Contributing to the world's beauty.*

* Please note: categories may overlap.

Yes?

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[User Picture]From: stingmeyer
2008-05-15 07:33 pm (UTC)
Does art have to be beautiful? O~
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2008-05-15 07:43 pm (UTC)
I don't know, man!

I'd say there's a lot of "artists" and "musicians" who are actually more philosophers than they are artists or musicians. But philosophy might fall under my broad definition of Art. Or maybe under Science. Or both.
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[User Picture]From: billings
2008-05-15 07:42 pm (UTC)
No.
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[User Picture]From: billings
2008-05-15 07:43 pm (UTC)
Wait! Categories may overlap?

I dunno. I dunno. The big thing is that most great art - literature is the main thing I'm thinking of since that's what I think of - has something to say. That thing is frequently extremely subjective, though.
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[User Picture]From: conform
2008-05-15 08:10 pm (UTC)
Art: Contributing to the world's modes of discourse?
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[User Picture]From: empty_fork
2008-05-15 09:00 pm (UTC)
better.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2008-05-15 10:07 pm (UTC)
I love it.
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[User Picture]From: kel_e_o
2008-05-15 08:11 pm (UTC)
Nice how all of the coolest things come to you while you're in the shower!
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[User Picture]From: leadsynth
2008-05-15 08:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, for a waterproof pencorder.
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[User Picture]From: empty_fork
2008-05-15 09:01 pm (UTC)
you'll have to request one from Craft
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2008-05-15 10:07 pm (UTC)
They've got one, and they're all, "What will you trade us for it?"
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[User Picture]From: kel_e_o
2008-05-15 10:15 pm (UTC)
Or waterproof books! I've wanted to read in the shower sooooo many times!

Sheesh.
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[User Picture]From: deepdistraction
2008-05-16 02:52 am (UTC)
Historical note: Lindsey took REALLY long showers when she was a young'un.
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[User Picture]From: pmb
2008-05-16 12:18 am (UTC)

From a talk today by Ted Kirkpatrick

Math deals in theorems
Science deals in theories
Design deal in things
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[User Picture]From: unya
2008-05-16 01:47 am (UTC)
Technically and in a humancentric sense, yes. Sadly, the applications of these things are not always benign except for maybe art.
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[User Picture]From: pixelherder
2008-05-16 03:04 am (UTC)
Reminds me of a quotation in my fortune file:
The justest division of human learning is that derived from the three faculties of the the soul, the seat of learning: History being relative to the memory, poetry to the imagination, and philosophy to the reason. -- Francis Bacon
And Bioshock has something very similar in that the city of Rapture, the setting for the game, was originally devoted to industry, science and art.
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