Re: BUSINESS: Transhuman Posters
Sun, 9 Mar 1997 21:51:43 -0500 (EST)

'Johnny' writes

<< The point was that this is a poster that will be seen by many people,
the extropian concepts, and related concepts (nanotech especially) look like
scifi. This doesn't help the scientific world's impression of these
technologies. >>

Gee, your so protective of us, thanks! But no thanks.
Look, we are talking about an image here.

Extropic Art will be judged as Extropic Art.
It will not be judged as science, or Extropic philosophy or as Extropic
People will look to the scientist, nanotechnologists and philosophers to do
their job, which may be quite artful in it's OWN right..
ART. Poignant, evocative, prevocative, ART.

Sci fi is also taken as art, a genre that provokes and stimulates, and is
good in itself.
Sometimes it's actually helpful in congealing ideas! As Aegis said we can all
benefit from constructive helpful ideas for our art, not put downs or rude
pessimistic comments.

I think people can tell the difference between something created out of
beauty and grace, and the true progresses of science, technology and
biomedicine....people have that much sense.

This reflects more about your own obvious lack of understanding of Extropian
concepts (as your dogma, pessimism and rantings about the future show) Next
time, perhaps try and contribute rather than flail away in anger or sadness
or whatever emotional conflicts this future (and IMO very tender sounding )
piece of art brings up in you...