Re: [rp-ml] JOSHUA HARKER.NEWSLETTER | September 2010

Date: Fri Sep 10 2010 - 22:45:12 EEST

  Sincerely Appreciated All,
It's a bit rough to be "out there" artistically using these technologies
as a medium. Many people don't understand how it works or think it's
auto-computer generated, or simply don't get it because it's not what
they're used to (i.e. ballet dancers on their coffee table). I think
these new technologies have opened up an entire seam in the realm of
sculpture to allow forms & shapes barely imaginable before to now be
realized dramatically and accurately. I can only imagine the future
possibilities of mechanical engineering once we get our heads wrapped
around being able to make "anything".

Steven, thanks for the heads up, I'll look into the RAPID show for next
year. Any opinions on the quality of the show?

Hey Dave, Carrie says hi too!


*Joshua Harker*
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On 9/10/2010 2:16 PM, Andrew Werby wrote:
> I enjoyed Joshua's newsletter. It's not like we're being deluged with
> so much great information through this list these days that we have to
> limit the flow. Artists are starting to use these techniques in all
> sorts of ways; I'm glad to see more of that. Jonathan's "tangles"
> might not be G.Sach's aesthetic cup of tea, but that doesn't mean
> they're not art. People with limited aesthetic perspectives often tend
> to characterize what they like as "art" and the things they can't
> relate to or don't understand as something else; it's a pretty useless
> distinction to make, IMHO. I don't know why the members of this list
> would be interested in Mr. Sachs' aesthetic judgements; we're all
> capable of making up our own minds on these matters. Perhaps Mr.Sachs
> has more interesting things to share with us, but I vastly preferred
> Mr. Harker's newsletter to the words quoted below.
> Andrew Werby
> On 9/10/2010 11:32 AM, G. Sachs wrote:
>> (I got an email apparently addressed to rp-ml members but don't know
>> if others got this to - if you didn't just ignore my comments below)
>> What is this and why do it? Facial reconstruction was kind of nice
>> but otherwise not impressed by the other stuff. I think this is a
>> perfect example of what happens when you have a lot of time and a
>> great solution (i.e. RP/3D printers) and combine this to make things
>> for no particular good reason. What is this stuff? IMO, a random,
>> complex, hard to make item is not necessarily art (it might be
>> crafting, but not art). Thanks, but no thanks, for your post.
>> G. Sachs
>> Paradyme Systems
>> P.S. By the way, where is everybody else?
Received on Fri Sep 10 22:36:29 2010

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