Art is so subjective. I suppose that if a person believe it to be art, to them, it is indeed art from their perspective. 3D printing as a new medium to dabble in could lead to some astonishing work.
Imagine Michelangelo with a 3D printer. As a side note, I think old Michy had a 3D printer of sort, his students. He would knock the big chunks off of a sculpture, and the students would go through and clean it up. Automation, in a sense.
If the "worthless scribbles" you've seen called art were made by Jackson Pollock or Picasso, then some people would disagree with you about whether they are art. I don't personally like Pollock's work, but I do like Picasso. But that's only my personal opinion.
"I have seen worthless scribbles be called art. Why else do we save our children's drawings and scribbles?"
For a second I thought that maybe you had been to the museum here in Philly... There's this one room... Let's just say I expected to be escorted out for laughing... but perhaps that is the appropriate response.
I would have to say, for the time being, Apple's phone case design is simply utilitarian. What else does it mean? It can be appreciated, but not contemplated at a museum. At least, not yet. Over time, perhaps there is more.
A classic car is a "work of art." But it started out just being a car.
I believe we can come to some definition of art... we're smart people...
Artists, even someone like Picasso, will make limited number of prints. But that limitation is part of its uniqueness. Art as a business need that. If the Picasso piece could be printed infinitely, would it be art or just a commodity?
Even worthless scribbles can be called art. Why else do we save our children's drawings and scribbles?
Ann, I agree completely. I think SME is providing a great service in recognizing that art and technology can complement each other and the medium for that expression certainly can be additive manufacturing. Very unique use of the technology.
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