Hey Brian, thought you were remarkably polite and restrained
with their rather defensive and definitley insulting comments to
Wasn’t I just! Quite the cucumber. Inside I was hurt, and
thought they know not what… etc, and now that they’ve simmered
down I’m reposting my initial inquiry.
from the acmet-l list
FINAL PRODUCT! what a great idea...who cares how or who
makes the object, or how much you pay someone to make it for
you...if the end result is a beautiful object that is all
that matters. Right?
I think it doesn't matter how it was made but what the end
What would make that piece so unique? Are we just creating
fashonable and well designed jewelry?
I’m new to this list, have been lurking for a week. I’m
interested in this debate and have a point I’d like to make.
Apologies if it’s already been said.
What would make a piece so unique? That it can be seen to have
been made by a thinking feeling artist. We buy mass-produced cars
and we don’t really mind if we can’t see evidenceof its creation.
That’s not why we (in general) buy cars. But jewellery? I think
many customers want to see that it’s been made by a human maker.
I don’t know what you mean by RP, how many effectively and easily
you can make workpieces this way, but if the CAD method allows
you to step back from the making processes so much that you’re
no longer in evidence in the look of the piece, you are missing a
big point about jewellery artworks. I’m remimded of the squeaks
that a guitarist makes as the fingers release and stop the
strings while playing. Take them away and what do you have?
Again. I’m sorry if this has been dealt with, that your CAD
jewellery can and does retain the squeaks. If so please where do
I see this work? Can I have an URL? Or will you send me a (less
than 50k) jpeg?
Last year in a discussion someone on their
list admitted that the software path they had chosen could not in
fact be used ro make rapid prototypes with which seemed to me to
somewhat invalidate some of what they espouse. Charles
Right. It would.
Well I’ve had a few private emails of support from lurkers who
are tired of them, and Peter Rowe is great with his comments.
Also I have a friend here in nZ putting them through some
aethetic paces. He’s a designer and Stan’s gang is new to him.
It’s interesting what’s going down at the moment.
I certainly won’t last too much longer if their level of debate
remains at home base. (Is that a baseball metaphor? And I made
it?! Well I never.)
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