Welcome to my new Blog

Welcome to my new Blog

Thanks for visiting my blog. Visit from time to time or sign up for my feed. There will be articles about Post Conceptual art, how to survive a public art project, Art & Science philosophy, Art & Technology philosophy, and exploration into how art can save humanity.  Since my background is in science, my sculptures include geometry, such as, parabolas, the Golden Ratio, spirals, and various phenomena in the physics of materials.  Born in 1947, I enjoy reading and designing art through the lens of science and technology.  In witnessing the beginning of the Digital Era, the Space Race, and Globalization, I remain in awe.  History unfolding has given me pause to wonder about how humanity will survive the future.  Will cybernetics advance to make us part machine?  Will Artificial Intelligence supersede our thinking to take over governance, food production, and medicine?  How will humanity survive these technologies?  Will the forms of government that have been with us from the beginning become obsolete?  What is your opinion?

To some degree, our future is in the hands and minds of our children.  I believe it is imperative for parents to read stories to their young children, thus creating a love for learning.  Children become the real saints of this age.  We are in an age of accelerated expansion of the sciences and technology.  We desperately need leaders who foresee a clear path to the future.  Adding Art & Science and Art & Technology to our study will give us the opportunity to see ahead what humanity will become because we are art and we are technology.  Among the many art forms today, young artists today are creating beautiful computer graphic art with keyboard algorithms.  Occasionally, among our young people we find a new computer graphic vision of a cyber Madonna with astounding beauty.

From the beginning, humanity has invented machines that reduce the personal cost of our labor and given us more time to raise a family, obtain education, and among other things, to be creative.  We are now inventing thinking machines.  I do not fear the rise of thinking machines taking away jobs, nor our freedom.  I believe that these machines give us even more time to be creative.

I do not think we should be afraid of the future.  Paleolithic peoples prided themselves in the art and technology of making the most advanced and beautiful flint spear points, petroglyphs, and other beautiful objects.  We are not very different today by using what is available from our surroundings, such as the intelligent cell phone and communication satellites.  We have also diverged from our ancient ancestors by how our tools now have global and planetary reach.  We are changing Earth’s surface and atmosphere.  We have scratched the surface of the Moon and Mars.  In this context, how can the creativity of art intermixed with the creativity of science and technology save humanity?

Believe in the power of truth… Do not allow your mind to be imprisoned by majority thinking. Remember that the limits of science are not the limits of imagination.
– Dr. Patricia E. Bath, inventor of laser cataract surgery

Let’s go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday.
– Steve Jobs

The invention is by its very nature disruptive. If you want to be understood at all times, then don’t do anything new.
– Jeff Bezos

When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
– Elon Musk

https://www.exploratorium.edu/

https://www.sciartmagazine.com/

https://www.sciartex.net/

http://www.sciartinitiative.org/

Send me the organizations you find to add to this list.  Thank you.  Doug Czor