I’m really tired about hearing from “creatives” who think that they’re somehow special snowflakes with unique creative talents that just couldn’t be shared by people who are technology practitioners.
I come from a family of artists and architects. I was a decent artist when I was younger, but I also wanted to be able to pay my bills. I am fortunate that I also love computer science, so that’s what I do professionally.
I don’t see computer science and art as distinct. The nderground logo is mine — conceived and drawn with a Japanese calligraphy brush. The black and white edgy esthetic of nderground is mine too. All of the photos, all of the web design.
The walls of my house are filled with my mother’s paintings and works that I’ve bought.
Computer science and software can be an artistic medium, just as oil paint can. For example the Complexification gallery of Computation by Jared Tarbel, who is one of the founders of Etsy:
A great site of recreational computation, generative art, mathematics, and open source Flash projects. Commercial free…www.levitated.net
I have bought a beautiful pair of algorithmicly designed earnings from Nervous System
Nervous System is a design studio that works at the intersection of science, art, and technology. We create using a…n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com
The founders of Nervous System both studied at MIT:
Jessica Rosenkrantz graduated from MIT in 2005 and holds degrees in architecture and biology. Afterwards, she studied architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Jesse Louis-Rosenberg also attended MIT, majoring in mathematics. He previously worked as a consultant for Gehry Technologies in building modeling and design automation.
Art is like music — as humans it is part of our common humanity. Neither art nor music belong to any narrow group of people.