Re: Art (was Re: Skeptics Take on the Extropian Concept)

Anders Sandberg (
02 Mar 1998 22:00:53 +0100

"Steve Massey" <> writes:

> Transhuman art - attempts to communicate between
> transhumans at the emotional level - is something else again. I
> can easily picture different groups of transhumans being defined
> by the artistic clade they identify with, and hence the different
> basic view of the world they share.

And of course they will have trouble understanding each other's
art. Egan mentions this problem in _Diaspora_, where a character
needed to load an outlook (i.e a temporary modification of their
personality, cognition and values) to appreciate a certain artwork.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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