[NetBehaviour] 97 questions about art

Ruth Catlow ruthcatlow at gmail.com
Fri Jun 7 16:06:21 CEST 2019

I do like a good list.
I also like a good matrix! (all those combinations)
And I like Art!

Here's an art I made with Tom Keene and a group of people at the recent
(wonderful) Art + Tech + Commons unconference in Nicosia.

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On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 8:58 AM Michael Szpakowski <m at michaelszpakowski.org>

> Edward- thanks for the very kind comments! I feel I might be heading
> towards a ‘database’ definition of art - ‘art is a practice about which the
> following,but not only the following , questions may be meaningfully posed’
> ( although of course that is all sorts of problematic and in my heart I
> remain a Wittgensteinian over art defintions) I’m pretty sure I came across
> the elephant example at some point ( it’s possible I dreamed it though)
> With warmest wishes Michael
> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone <https://yho.com/footer0>
> On Thursday, June 6, 2019, 3:49 pm, Edward Picot via NetBehaviour <
> netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:
> Michael,
> I agree with what others have said, these are extremely thought-provoking,
> and almost any one of the questions would be material for a couple of hours
> of discussion. Great material for a book too!
> My favourite one is 'If I collaborate with an elephant to make an artwork
> is that elephant my fellow artist?' That really appeals to me. First of
> all, you immediately start to wonder what kind of artwork the elephant
> could participate in - elephant footprints on a canvas? an elephant with a
> paintbrush in its trunk? maybe something displayed on the sides of the
> elephant? Secondly, who wouldn't want an elephant as a fellow artist? And
> just imagine the presentation if you won the Turner Prize!
> Edward
> On 03/06/2019 21:50, Michael Szpakowski wrote:
> I have a short text in the new volume of Borderless Philosophy .
> https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/e2a905_df53424e9f454e9080b97f54dbc370f3.pdf
> Have a read if you have a mo & are so inclined!
> warmest wishes
> Michael
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