Reecer6 wrote:I'm American and I don't think I've ever heard about an artist's conception before, just the impression. Am I the only one?
"Artist's conception" is- or perhaps was- very commonly seen phrase. Just about any puplication of the 'Popular Mechanics' ilk will contain at least one example, usually when dealing with some "Real Soon Now!" vehicle or aircraft.
Think about it. You've probably seen the phrase, but had it overwhelemed with the excited, breathless text describing the new wonder that was even now being tested and the carefuly rendered picture of the New Thing that almost always turned out to be incredibly inaccurate if it ever did make it into reality.
Some of those things are Beautiful pieces of Art Work.
Some more accurate than others.
That is not done by Human Hands, anymore?
Tell a computer what you want and it produces it. Right?
Thank God for small favors? How tedious is that?
Drawing gears that would work, if they were real;
But; they are not real; It is no more real than any other drawing.
When I say I am looking at a 'Blow Up' of a building; I am talking about a look at its drawings.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.
We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.
Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.