The Man Who Turned Paper Into Pixels

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-5 1. MakeTnotWar commented 5 years ago

Anyone who tries to forge a van Gogh with the click of two buttons has never seen a real van Goth. Try to turn art into pixels and it looses all it's depth.
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+1 2. mwak commented 5 years ago

#1 Maybe one day with virtual reality or 3D projection it could feel like you're looking at a real painting :)
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+4 3. Judge-Jake commented 5 years ago

#1 No it doesn't
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+1 4. ringmaster commented 5 years ago

A picture is paint, ink, other chemicals. Besides, a picture isn't completely flat, so can be said about other forms of art. But letters and numbers don't have such qualities, so I have to partially agree with #1 and we can't smell paint through bits and bytes.

Informative video that mainly is about reducing information to two choices.
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+2 5. Akira commented 5 years ago

What the makers of this documentary fail to understand is the difference between analogue and digital information. Digital information is not less prone to noise (as they say), it has no noise. It's representation has noise. So if you choose its representation carefully, you can correct. Analogue signals degrade. Digital signals do not degrade. You can store an image or a audio signal indefinetly and will always have the same thing - This is not possible with analogue images etc.
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+4 6. schlafanzyk commented 5 years ago

A painting is not about smell or materials... that just hipster bullshit. It is about what it depicts (hence picture). Just add a bump map to the image and you have a 1:1 copy. Listening to music on a CD does not make it any less music, just because the delivery method is digital. Sure, it feels a little warmer with some analogue noise, but if the resolution is fine enough, our senses do not care about the theoretical difference. A speaker is still physically moving air and a digital picture still sends photons/lightwaves to your eye.
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+2 7. isitmeor commented 5 years ago

#1, #2, #3 & #4 this is why it sucks to be a scientist. Shannon used his intuition and imagination to leap ahead our civilization like very few people did it before (Newton, Einstein?), yet 50 years later, instead of noticing his genius and tremendous impact, people prefer to give their admiration to some talented schizophrenic artist. Ungrateful world.
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0 8. Granko commented 5 years ago

#6 I must disagree with the CD statement. CD resolution is definitely not fine enough. There was a reason to introduce (and later bury) DVD Audio, Super Audio CD, etc.