Re: What are the unique benefits of making art digitally?

For me, the "digital" in "digital art" increasingly reacquires its original meaning.\n\nI believe that digital visual "art working" is very similar to photography in almost all respects. Both mechanically presented images that can be manipulated, the darkroom analogous to the keyboard, mouse and monitor.\n\nPhotography was not considered an art form until the quality, beauty and uniqueness of some photographs (and photographers) simply overwhelmed all opposition.\n\nI have used Macs since 1991 to create and facilitate my "art"—as much as a tool as an end in itself. In using my scanner, digital camera, my original drawings and paintings, and Photoshop I have learned and evolved. \n\nWith CS3, O.S. X, and my iMac 24" my monitor in relation to this discussion is now another easel. The elegant, powerful transparency of this system requires little more than basic eye/hand coordination.\nAnd an artist. The quality, beauty and uniqueness of a result to be determined...

The 4 types of thinking talents: Analytic, procedural, relational and innovative

Understanding thinking talents in yourself and others can build strong teams and help avoid burnout.

Big Think Edge
  • Learn to collaborate within a team and identify "thinking talent" surpluses – and shortages.
  • Angie McArthur teaches intelligent collaboration for Big Think Edge.
  • Subscribe to Big Think Edge before we launch on March 30 to get 20% off monthly and annual memberships.
Keep reading Show less

Herodotus’ mystery vessel turns out to have been real

Archeologists had been doubtful since no such ship had ever been found.

(Christoph Gerigk/Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation)
Surprising Science
  • In 450 BCE, Greek historian Herodotus described a barge that's never been found.
  • When the ancient port of Thonis-Heracleion was discovered, some 70 sunken ships were found resting in its waters.
  • One boat, Ship 17, uncannily matches the Herodotus' description.
Keep reading Show less

Horseshoe crabs are drained for their blue blood. That practice will soon be over.

The blood of horseshoe crabs is harvested on a massive scale in order to retrieve a cell critical to medical research. However, recent innovations might make this practice obsolete.

Credit: Business Insider (video)
Surprising Science
  • Horseshoe crabs' blue blood is so valuable that a quart of it can be sold for $15,000.
  • This is because it contains a molecule that is crucial to the medical research community.
  • Today, however, new innovations have resulted in a synthetic substitute that may end the practice of farming horseshoe crabs for their blood.
Keep reading Show less

Jordan Peterson on Joe Rogan: The gender paradox and the importance of competition

The Canadian professor has been on the Joe Rogan Experience six times. There's a lot of material to discuss.

Personal Growth
  • Jordan Peterson has constantly been in the headlines for his ideas on gender over the last three years.
  • While on Joe Rogan's podcast, he explains his thoughts on the gender differences in society.
  • On another episode, Peterson discusses the development of character through competition.
Keep reading Show less