Originally Posted by th3ta
Just to clarify something. I totally understand and can appreciate how art is used in all these little industries like the shape of the iphone, a new 2013 car model and the ergonomics of a mouse, I get that. I'm an artist too and definitely get that.
My earlier point was more about how the general public doesn't give a crap about that stuff, they don't even notice it. More importantly, that stuff does not matter in the grand scheme of humanity and the world. When you look at the big picture of world economics, religion, wars, political conflicts, etc, etc, etc - the artistic shape of iphones, or colors used on a cereal box just don't matter. That was really my only point. It's just a job and really doesn't serve any greater purpose. Again, just my opinion.
They would notice if you were to take it away. When something becomes a part of your life, you start to focus on problems beyond that which has been solved. The idea is to move forward not backwards. So yeah, of course people care, they just don't think about it. Take away their music, their intuitive tools/tech and you will hear about it very quickly. It is in our nature to solve problems to make things easier for ourselves.
The main problem we are at right now is that too many people want to be like wall street and hollywood. Valuing those people over the ones who produce and help us with services is poisonous to our society. Because wall street can easily pick up and leave town when shit hits the fan. But that's another topic all together.
|In what way is this phenomenon unique to the CG industry?|
Why does it have to be? Some here started to talk about art in general terms, so I kept going with a general frame of mind. I wasn't at all specific to our industry. I'd hate to down play the issue and only focus on a select few, when the issue goes way beyond us.