Is coding an art?

October 21, 2008

What would be your very first, the most spontaneous answer to this question? And why?

Definition of “art”

Do you know what “art” means? Probably you do, everyone has an understanding for the concept of art, but if you try to formulate it, it may be hard and challenging. The definitions vary greatly, and many argue that it is actually impossible to define art and that is how it should stay. And when I say “many” here, I mean – people who know a lot about art; people who teach about art, professors, philosophers, experts.

Coding is an art… some think

The Alien has a headache. He was up all night reading about art, surfing the net and studying the history of art, but he feels even more confused now than before he started his research.

It all started yesterday during a coffee break, when he heard Mario bragging about his coding, how his creations are nothing but pure art. Is coding a form of art?

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Introduction to communication

September 11, 2008

What is communication?

Communication is transmission of information.

As simple as that. Someone has some information that he sends out there. Where to? Wherever. Bacterias communicate, fungi communicate, plants do that also. Every living organism communicates.

LittleMissLisa thinks that “Cogito Ergo Sum” is not enough. I communicate, therefore I am – that is what she believes in.

Now, the ever present alien in our stories, being an alien, and not quite getting this communication thing yet, wondered:

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