Midterm Blog by Oscar Chacon

The past couple of weeks in the DESMA 9 class have been mind opening.  I have developed a stronger understanding of the fusion between the arts and sciences, that I once though were polar opposites.  The beginning of this class provided an in depth and historical view of the separation between the two studies. The reading explained the reality of this separation being a creation of recent times.  The study of math and perspective strengthened my confidence in that true understanding is reached from focusing your efforts on a single study but on studying in general.  The study of the industrial age and robotics was surprising as an application for artistic expression but was well represented by the arts in science fiction and other media.  The study of the medicine was astonishing in its integration of the arts.  I had never though of medicinal studies having any value with artistic expression, but it is clear that they are necessary to study the human form in order to study it properly.  The past weeks of study have given historical and specific studies to elaborate on the integration of sciences and arts.

The ideas of the B-23 Bomber is directly related to the topics because it exemplifies the correlation between art and technology.  The robot itself is a scientific creation, but its implementation is utilized toward the painting of public works of art.  The use of this robotic technology is an example of the expansion of the artists’ form of expression. Much more than this correlation it transcends to a higher level in relation to communicating to human beings through independent propaganda.  This is the expression of ideas to the public of the realities of politics and  the media.

Graffiti is misunderstood as an art form and is commonly conceived of as the dissent of society, but to the contrary it is the opposite. As it is explained by “Broken Window Theory,” developed in the 1980’s by a criminologist when there is unrepaired damaged to public space people assume no one cares, and so the damages increase. It is if anything the most honest form of art, where there is absolutely no elitism. Street artist move the gallery to public spaces where no person is pushed away because of an admission charge. The graffiti created on the streets is an ultimate form of expression, as well as a strong political tool.  This art from has a strong potential to open the mind of the public to the reality of faults in society, or simply bring a smile to their face after a long day. The fact that this art form is ridiculed when considered art, and that it involves many dangerous aspects augments the sincerity of the art form. The art created by guerilla artist is made for no other reason other than the people, much like the arts and sciences. They exist for the people and by the people. 

 

Oscar Chacon

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