Re: [rp-ml] Sorry if I have (occasionally) offended some people out there (its happened to me lots of times).

From: G. Sachs <>
Date: Sat Sep 11 2010 - 21:03:26 EEST

I was mainly concerned that our addresses were being "sucked up" into a large list for the purposes of marketing and advertising - especially since until I posted my (obviously) personal little 'art criticism', there have been essential NO other postings here, for months. I was just surprised and kind of worried that maybe there wasn't anybody else out there anymore with any other interesting things to comment on, or there wasn't really any other use for the rp-ml anymore - I guess I was wrong. Again, my main concern was about how the rp-ml might just become a marketing vehicle for people to peddle products. In particular, you should note that your initial email, from this gentleman, was sent to your personal email address - not the general rp-ml address. I don't use the rp-ml to create mass email address lists, do you? I will be happy to take back anything I said that may have offended people (particularly artists - of which my sister is one), if this work is embraced by the real experts in the field of  what constitutes 'art' (since I'm certainly not such an expert). In any case there are a fair number of 'artists' trying to use RP to create such 'RP art works' and only time will tell what, ultimately, stands the test of time. But just calling something art doesn't make it so (after all some people think velvet Elvis paintings are art). As someone who has worked in this field for a LONG time, I have seen a lot of things come and go (mostly go), so I must appologize if everything that is being done doesn't immediately floor me, or I'm not as enthusiastic as we all were, when the field began. I believe in the saying "if all you have is a hammer ... everything looks like nail" and therefore I try to make sure my tool box contains a lot more than just one tool.   G.S. ________________________________ From: Andrew Werby <> To: Sent: Fri, September 10, 2010 3:16:01 PM Subject: Re: [rp-ml] JOSHUA HARKER.NEWSLETTER | September 2010 I enjoyed Joshua's newsletter. It's not like we're being deluged with so much great information through this list these days that we have to limit the flow. Artists are starting to use these techniques in all sorts of ways; I'm glad to see more of that. Jonathan's "tangles" might not be G.Sach's aesthetic cup of tea, but that doesn't mean they're not art. People with limited aesthetic perspectives often tend to characterize what they like as "art" and the things they can't relate to or don't understand as something else; it's a pretty useless distinction to make, IMHO. I don't know why the members of this list would be interested in Mr. Sachs'  aesthetic judgements; we're all capable of making up our own minds on these matters. Perhaps Mr.Sachs has more interesting things to share with us, but I vastly preferred  Mr. Harker's newsletter to the words quoted below. Andrew Werby On 9/10/2010 11:32 AM, G. Sachs wrote: (I got an email apparently addressed to rp-ml members but don't know if others got this to - if you didn't just ignore my comments below) > >What is this and why do it? Facial reconstruction was kind of nice but otherwise >not impressed by the other stuff. I think this is a perfect example of what >happens when you have a lot of time and a great solution (i.e. RP/3D printers) >and combine this to make things for no particular good reason. What is this >stuff? IMO, a random, complex, hard to make item is not necessarily art (it >might be crafting, but not art). Thanks, but no thanks, for your post. > >G. Sachs >Paradyme Systems > >P.S. By the way, where is everybody else?
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