„Observation is a dying art.“

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„Fluidity is the way to an empty mind. You must free your ambitious mind and learn the art of dying.“

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„The computer's most profound aesthetic implication is that we are being forced to dismiss the classical view of art and reality which insists that man stand outside of reality in order to observe it, and, in art, requires the presence of the picture frame and the sculpture pedestal. The notion that art can be separated from its everyday environment is a cultural fixation [in other words, a mythic structure] as is the ideal of objectivity in science. It may be that the computer will negate the need for such an illusion by fusing both observer and observed, "inside" and "outside."“

—  Jack Burnham American art historian 1931
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