I found a very nice definition of art in, of all places, my abstract algebra textbook: "Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do." ~ Donald Knuth. Should I add it? Wehpudicabok (talk) 05:12, 15 April 2011 (UTC)
- "Tide goes in, tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. You can't explain that".. to a computer. Icewedge (talk) 05:18, 15 April 2011 (UTC)
Examples, classification, "the arts," etc.
Art isn't directly related to RationalWiki's mission, but there's an article, and it seems to be screaming "art can be cynically defined as 'whatever you can get away with'" into a void. Examples, perhaps, could give context.
More stuff about censorship would be related to the mission (of examining authoritarianism); and more detail about the history of religion and art would be nice.
I (not an expert on the above topics) still want to write a bunch of examples on this page, and attempt to classify the arts... just to clarify what most people think of when they hear "art": expressive--but well-crafted--and "aesthetic" projects, created in some medium, to be experienced and appreciated, in some way, by others.