Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Re: [Yasmin_discussions] Why do Scientists engage in Art-Science practices today?

Dear Scientists Mercado,

asking the question "Why do Scientists engage in Art-Science practices today?" immediately raises the question, am I a scientist? In what sense may some think, I am a scientist?

I guess, I am definiely engaged in art-science practices. That's what I tend to think. But I am wrong. I did, for some while, contribute a bit to computer science (I no longer do). But computer science is no science. It is engineering, if anything. There is, of course, a lot of mathematics in some sub-areas. Is mathematics a science? No, even though it is often considered to be.

Whatever I do (and as whatever it may be qualify to be classified), I do and did it for fun. For myself, my joy, my curiosity, my provocation.

Frieder Nake

Frieder Nake
University of Bremen, Informatik
P.O. Box 330 440, 28334 Bremen, Germany | 0421-218 64485 | @CarlCanary |

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