Just an FYI concerning the beta artwork

Jeff Spaleta jspaleta at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 21:13:43 UTC 2009

2009/3/14 Martin Sourada <martin.sourada at gmail.com>:
> Hm... I don't see a valid reasoning there.

I'm delibrately not trying to make a statement as to validity of the
reasoning about the objection. In fact, I might even question the idea
that "reasoning" is ever a part of an "emotional" response.  I'm
pointing this out only because this is the first instance that I know
of where this sort of emotional response on the grounds of cultural
sensitivity has arisen in the work your group is doing.

I certainly don't have the same emotional response. My emotion
response is more of fear of the ominous,wheeling, flock of birds in
the image. I haven't brought it up as a point of contention because
I'm fully self-aware that most people don't perceive birds as the
danger to humanity that they really are....yet.  Such pastoral views
of flocking birds in the sky only serves to lessen our natural fear of
these foul, foul descendent of the dinosaurs...disarming us of our
ability to react when they final swoop down en masse to get us.  But I

We can't necessarily reason with irrational emotional responses.  You
might have to talk more about what that structure is meant to convey
emotionally...if its worth talking about at all.


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