Archive for July 16th, 2015

We’re rich in data – but the returns are diminishing rapidly, because after a certain point the more information you have, the harder it becomes to extract meaning from it.  Ironically, an excess of information resists analysis and comprehension in much the same way a lack of it does.  As a result, the more that new technology floods our world with complex information, the more we end up calling on a much older field of human endeavor, one that has always been devoted to making complexity comprehensible and extracting meaning from chaos, namely, art.  Particularly the visual arts.
    —    Lev Grossman
From the article:  “What’s this all about?
Appearing in:  Time Magazinedtd:  6 – 13 July 2015
On This Day In:
2014 The Definition Of A Gentleman
2013 Thar She Blows (Not)!
2012 Naturally
2011 Been Here, Done That
2010 Timeless Classics

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