Art Oscillating Wildly?

If science is analytic and design is constructive; if science is concerned with how things are, whereas design concerns itself with how things ought to be; if science is knowledge of the natural world, and design is not intended to produce such knowledge, but to take action – if science investigates existing forms, while design initiates novel forms – is art an oscillation between science and design?1

1 A margin note while reading Kent McPhee’s ‘Design Theory and Software Design’ (p. 21). Highly recommended read!

The above was posted to my personal weblog on October 31, 2005. My name is Peter Lindberg and I am a thirtysomething software developer and dad living in Stockholm, Sweden. Here, you’ll find posts in English and Swedish about whatever happens to interest me for the moment.


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