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?

To a great 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 before bedtime, thus creating a love for learning.  Children become the real saints of future ages.  We are presently in an age of accelerated expansion and diversification 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 children’s study will help them save humanity.  Among many art forms, young artists today are creating beautiful computer graphic art with keyboard algorithms.  Occasionally I have discovered our young artists to have created a computer graphic vision of a cyber Madonna with astounding beauty.

Art not only acts as modes of discovery, creation, the enlargement of knowledge, and the advancement of understanding.  It also has important mental effects upon the mind.  Do people recognize patterns in the world that they didn’t before the study of some artworks?  If an artwork, a poem, or a metaphor is somewhat abstracted, different possibilities are opened up, stimulating new ways of looking at the world.  There can be much more in a work than what was originally intended.  Thus, it can persuade us to see that there are always many possibilities to a problem, freeing us from artificial constraints, and allowing us to be open and developing.  The search for a precise definition in the arts and sciences isn’t the guarantee of truth.

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.  It is possible that the proper use of this technology will 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 probably will not be very different in the future in our use of intelligent cell phones.  We have also now diverged from our ancient ancestors in that our tools now have global and planetary reach.  We are changing Earth’s surface and atmosphere.  We have just scratched the surface of the Moon and Mars.  In the context of viral plagues now circling the world, globalization, and climate change, it appears to me that it is time to accelerate the intermixing of art, science, and technology to 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

 

2/18/2022  It appears that COVID is on the decline and the usual public art markets, hopefully will become more plentiful.  I have a number of experimental sculptures and maquettes for public art sculptures around the studio that I have been thinking about for two years.  Some were half finished before I moved on to another design.  I have begun to rejuvenate all of them in order that they might be someday in an art museum show.

 

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