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May 25, 2004

Individual expression a high risk occupation

We live in a random, chaotic, universe. Mostly we try to make sense of it.

Some do so by forcing large amounts of natural materials into complex machines and combining them in subtle ways [from cars to computers] to try to keep the chaos out. But these often just serve to complicate matters more, and indeed more machines are required to explain the first machines.

Others do so by looking at the way we are and commenting on it. Sometimes explaining, sometimes merely observing. These people try to let the chaos in, and find the light coming through. These are the artists, the painters and poets and musicians.

Chaos is the stuff of creativity, there are no machines, yet, that can harness the random events of chaos and illuminate the world we live in, the way an artist can.

Posted by john at May 25, 2004 05:06 PM

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