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Building Wonders

In by Michael on October 6, 2011 at 3:29 pm

When an engineer builds a product, she needs to be completely clear what it does, how it works, and how it fits into the larger picture.  It matters that an engineer is clear and predictable, with as little frivolity as possible, so as to play well with others. On the other hand, art must be exact the opposite. Art that overly-communicates to its audience has no subtlety, no class, no intrigue. 100 people looking at a piece of art should have 100 different interpretations; 100 people looking at an engine should have 1 idea of what it does and how.

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