Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Art of Arbitrary Choices

Engineering is more like art than people think. So is science. The key to all of them is the same: making arbitrary choices well. On the face of it, an arbitrary choice ought to be, well… arbitrary. It shouldn’t matter … Continue reading

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What is Art?

Art is an act of communication between two human beings that involves intentionality on the part of the creator and inference of that intentionality on the part of at least one impersonal experiencer. By “impersonal experiencer” I mean one who … Continue reading

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