Re: Who decides what is art?
Any piece of art is incomplete until it is viewed/read/seen/heard/etc. There must be a human reaction to the creation for the artwork to even really exist in any kind of substantial way. A person may be moved, repulsed, in awe, indifferent, or anything else, but the point is that they had some reaction.
That said, I don't think everything out there counts as art. Yes, anything CAN be art. Inspiration, materials, models, whatever can come from absolutely anywhere. But, there must be an intentional creative force behind the birth of the piece for it be considered art in the true sense of the word.
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- The study measured the stiffness of blood vessels in middle-aged patients over time.
- Stiff blood vessels can lead to the destruction of delicate blood vessels in the brain, which can contribute to cognitive decline.
- The scans could someday become a widely used tool to identify people at high risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's.
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When we first set the Dark Horse Project in motion, fulfillment was the last thing on our minds. We were hoping to uncover specific and possibly idiosyncratic study methods, learning techniques, and rehearsal regimes that dark horses used to attain excellence. Our training made us resistant to ambiguous variables that were difficult to quantify, and personal fulfillment seemed downright foggy. But our training also taught us never to ignore the evidence, no matter how much it violated our expectations.
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