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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #450 on: August 15, 2008, 03:07:22 pm
I wonder if we will ever truly define art. We know there's art, and we know there's bad art and even non art, so some line must exist somewhere!

that's the point of being human and subjective.  sure we have these lines, but they are blurry and change dramatically from person to person.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #451 on: August 15, 2008, 04:23:00 pm
Please, for the love of God (who might or might not exist), no "What is art?" discussion.
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Reply #452 on: August 15, 2008, 08:03:59 pm
Hey, all, I need your help.

A while back, probably 2 domain changes since this, someone posted a really cool game on here. It was posted along side "Cave Story," and the icon was a moon. The game was real simplistic; you just ran around, and I think collected something that didn't matter. It was mostly just an adventure game. The only concrete detail that I remember was the moon icon. Anyone remember what it is?

And I'm sorry it's a bit vague, but it's a shot in the dark.

Sounds like Seiklus.

Speaking of games from around these parts, whatever happened to Nun 'n' Gun?

It was released. I used to have a link to some sprites and the game, but lost em. The game was alright. Tried searching google just now without luck. The creator's name was astrospoon. I originally saw it at eatpoo. Maybe you'll have some luck

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #453 on: August 15, 2008, 08:11:24 pm
Please, for the love of God (who might or might not exist), no "What is art?" discussion.
XD sorry.
Not to get into that, but ndchristie, I know that peoples opinions on the matter change dramatically but are you saying something can not only be art or non-art, but also inbetween?

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #454 on: August 15, 2008, 08:45:53 pm
Art-  This word has no definition.
-Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"

This isn't some issue with taxonomy, there is no authoritative word on what "art" is.  It's a human invention, it's a word and nothing more.  It describes many different things and spurs many an argument.  This isn't black and white, there are no set criteria.  This discussion will never get anywhere, and it never has.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #455 on: August 16, 2008, 01:51:37 am
Successful artists truly know what art is.  The rest just argue about it.  It's a lot like tao. :]
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #456 on: August 16, 2008, 03:01:39 am
I agree with kitty.

I find that is the case with most of these big Something VS something (atheism VS Theism,  Art vs Non-Art, LeftWing vs RightWing politics ) arguements.

Mostly, it's a flawed dichotomy that entirely misses the point.  The reason they cant be solved is because their absolutism is forced, designed to disquialify people of opposing beliefs so that they dont have to be listened to and everyone can go on ignoring eachother.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #457 on: August 16, 2008, 03:05:27 am
  This isn't black and white, there are no set criteria. 
I wasn't trying to start a big discussion. That answers my query just fine :]

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #458 on: August 16, 2008, 03:07:24 am



Sounds like Seiklus.


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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #459 on: August 16, 2008, 04:01:38 am
so we just met regina spektor.  total love.

in other news, success in art is either mass appeal or class appeal, and neither have been known to produce a fantastic sampling of "what is art."  Not that this isn't good stuff, it's just arbitrarily chosen by a culture and a time period (as, perhaps, is the definition?)
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