Posted by Erol Abit on January 28, 1999 at 08:25:16:
In Reply to: The Real Beneficiary Of This Exercise posted by Irwin Kirsch on January 26, 1999 at 18:24:18:
": Dear Rug Lovers:
: The real beneficiary(ies) of this exercise as it applies to rugs is the manufacturer (weaver, designer, marketer) of new rugs. Should this thesis produce a "computer model" it would provide tremendous benefits in selling new rugs to an accepting consumer...." (snip)
I don't agree with you. If a rug is woven according to these criteria, it must be called as copy or machine-made rug but not a handmade rug anymore.
The real beneficiary is ones who want to learn how they judge and themselves. By such a computer model, rug (art) is in fact not being analysed but being considered only an object or a tool for his/her purpose. Because the data supplied by experts to this computer model is not data of creaters of these rugs woven with some feelings. Yes creation! The human being is declaring this as the most important difference between human being and all other things. The difference between human mind and a computer is that the former one can interpreate infinitesimal magnitudes (sign of analiticity. The real beauty is hidden in this infinitesimailty).
Even if a computer (discrete system) is developed so that it understand infinitesimality and becomes an analytical system (equivalent to mind analiticity), it will be unable to create an art object which requires some feelings. The mind do this because, to me, it has feelings too.
My conclusion about this topic of the week:
I appreciate such studies "mathematics in art or art in mathematics" that help us put one more step forward in undertsanding our (all rug community) COMMON characteristics. To do this, we have to use what we have today as most efficient techniques such as self-learning algorithms since there is no available analitical set of rules or analitical relations. A rug or another art object will be a tool only somethings like a mirror to see our faces visualy without forgetting it posseses some feelings inserted by its creator (usually weaver) into it.
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