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Want to make better art? Simplify.There is an interesting article which appeared on the UCSD website recently entitled Beauty in the Brain.Want to make better art? Simplify. by Fenglyph
The article is about the perception of beauty and is a very good read for anyone interested in the psychology of aesthetics. The core of the article basically boils down to this: We perceive things as beautiful because they are easy for the human brain to process.
quoting the article: What you like is a function of what your mind has been trained on, Winkielman said. A stimulus becomes attractive if it falls into the average of what youve seen and is therefore simple for your brain to process. In our experiments, we show that we can make an arbitrary pattern likeable just by preparing the mind to recognize it quickly.
To me, this is a mind-blowing concept; a basic mechanism which can be seen everywhere. For example, it seems to explain why some songs 'grow on us' the more times we listen to
Creative Commons resolutionLife is about sharing. Life is also about changing and therefore reusing. But above all this, it is important to respect people's work.Creative Commons resolution by Xionbox
Hence, the best compromise is Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/ .
In fact, if you publish your art with a Creative Commons license instead of a copyright, you can share your art with everybody but you also allow them to reuse it as long as they share alike what they did with your work. That would be a Creative Commons Share Alike License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ for example.
You can also not allow commercial use of your work. In that case, the license will mention "Non-commercial".
Many other possibilities exists. Check them out when you are about to submit new art on DA. Simply click on "Choose a license" and try out different options.
Creative Commons is the path to art's future, make Creative Commons your 2007 resolution.
Gallery HoppingDigital ArtGallery Hopping by Aeires
Gallery Description: "Digital Art, unlike traditional, means artwork originally created via the use of digital tools that mimic traditional utensils such as computer imaging/3D software, digital pen & tablet, computer mouse, or any similar tools.
There is a consideration, of course, for works that were created through traditional means, but were improved with the assistance of a computer. The decision, then, to pick either Traditional Art or Digital Art as the submission gallery for such works is left primarily to the discretion of the artist. If you feel that your work exhibits more traditionally-grounded techniques than digital ones, then Traditional Art should be the home for your submission. If you feel that there's been more digital work done to the piece than traditional work, then Digital Art should be the home for your submission."
In short, digital art is any type of artwork that was created on a computer using a variety of tools and
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