Re: Extropic Flare In NY Art Scene

Kathryn Aegis (
Thu, 23 Sep 1999 07:55:24

Queen Muse writes:
>Sorry, if it sounded like, it wasn't an attack on you - it was a musing upon
>Exilist- how when presented with ideas from whatever realm, often instead of
>catching the ball and playing with it, it's kicked back critically ...let's
>say "some of the people, some of the time".

I know, sometimes it is hard to read that. People don't usually mean it to be that critical, but more to amplify and add to a thought. It doesn't mean that something was wrong with the original statement, but that people actually read it and thought about it, which means that they took it seriously.

>If these images had been presented in a conversation in an art loft, eveyone
>would have gone "Woah, let me see this, how cool!" and gone into a trippy
>conversation about it.... but on a forum, it gets into this "better than,
>smarter than " debate mode.

Have you ever done martial arts? In a dojo, once you get out on the mat, no one is better than anyone else. Still, each student is expected to push themself hard, learning from those more skilled and leading by example those who are newer. After practice matches, even if you get your butt kicked, you realize you've had a lot of fun and a good workout, and that everyone respects you for being out there and trying. Our debates could be viewed like those practice matches. Hope that you will stick around!

Kathryn Aegis