Walking Libraries | Archiving 2016 to 2017
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|In-town fall colors.|
|The Sunday route.|
But the virtues of what might be called “beautiful code” are different than those of beautiful art. “Beautiful code,” he writes, quoting Yukihirio “Maz” Matsumodo (the creator of the Ruby programming language), “is really meant to help the programmer be happy and productive.” It serves a purpose. Art, by its very nature, serves no purpose. Code is practical and logical. Art is about affect, associations, and emotional responses—part of what Chandra calls dhvani. The term, developed by Anandavardhana, a ninth-century Indian literary theorist, derives from a word meaning “to reverberate.” Dhvani is resonance or “that which is not spoken,” as Chandra says. Code is explicit. Art can be irrational and leave some of the most important things unsaid.I'm especially repelled by "Art, by its very nature, serves no purpose."
|Near Estes Park, Colorado|
|Trailside between the Wild Basin Trailhead in RMNP towards Calypso Cascades.|