Tuesday, May 3, 2011

FUNDING FOR THE ARTS Always Seems to be An Easy Target When CUTS Need to be Made.

But, perhaps we should rethink that strategy, because it seems that:

Arts don't just prettify science or make technology more aesthetic; they often make both possible. ...

[T]he computer chips that run virtually all our devices today are made using a combination of three classic artistic inventions: etching, silk screen printing, and photolithography. Data from NASA and NSA satellites is enhanced using artistic techniques such as chiaroscuro (a Renaissance invention) and false coloring (the Fauvists) to increase the contrast so it's easier to perceive the important information.

 Who woulda thought?

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