Re: Right/Left Brain Ratio

Natasha V. More (
Mon, 28 Oct 1996 08:31:54 -0700 (MST)

>On 24 Oct Chris Hind wrote:
>> Out of curiosity I'm wondering how many people on this list are left brain
>> (engineers) as opposed to right brain (artists) or am i getting the sides
>> wrong? I find there to be many more engineers than artists on this list. We
>> obviously need both and we should attempt to utilize both sides to refine
>> new extropian ideas.

Today, more and more computer programmers refer to themselves as engineers.
Today, more and more computer graphic architects refer to themselves as
engineers. In the past, an engineer was thought of as someone who designs,
for example, a Golden Gate Bridge.

The lines are becoming blurred.

I suppose to respond to your query, I would have to go backwards a bit in my
thinking and separate engineering from art with firm and unmovable
boundaries as both professions have been thought of historically. But I
cannot. I would prefer not to use old-world references when discussing
current-day concepts.

I agree with you that we need to utilize aspects of our thinking in Extropic
ways to move forward.

Natasha Vita More
[f/k/a Nancie Clark]
Transhumanist Art Web site
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