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The Artist’s Role in Consumerism

Compared to earlier times, most of the Western world’s middle classes are now drowning in stuff and in debt.  Their houses are too small to store it all, even as real wages have stagnated, over a period of decades.  There … Continue reading

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How Not to Make Great Art

Imagine if painters tried to paint the way software developers are expected to code.  A committee would tell you what to paint and by when, but they may also prescribe to you which tools you must use (brushes, palette knives) … Continue reading

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How To Overcome the Fear of the Blank Canvas

When I say canvas, I mean “page”, if you write, “source code file”, if you programme, “blank recording medium”, if you are a musician, or “spatial void”, if you sculpt.  You get the gist.  How do you overcome that fear … Continue reading

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Is Software Development an Art or a Science?

Software development is thought of as an industrial process, where interchangeable, commodity programmers are set to work and so long as they follow the process, the best software emerges.  If you need more or better software, you just yell at … Continue reading

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Used to Be Different, Now You’re the Same

Every so often we get into a rut – an artistic rut.  Some call it writer’s block.  I feel that feeling whenever I have taken some artistic direction or other as far as I can go (or as far as … Continue reading

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