A reminder to step away from the computer sometimes.
“Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.”
― Milton Glaser
I think this quote can be easily misinterpreted. It's not saying that code makes designs bad – in fact in breathes life into and empowers them. I do think that whatever gets computerized inevitably trades some fidelity for audience reach.
Uncompressed, binaural audio will never be able to match a live performance.. High pixel density screens will never reach the atmospheric perspective of looking out of your window. No amount of mathematically calculated animations, physics and 'random' numbers will quite match the leaves dropping from the tree outside and swirling in the wind.
If you think in bits (which reduced is just electricity in our analog world) all the time, what does that do to your creativity?
“Electronic equipment replaces neither Eyes, Hands, nor Heart.”
― Wolfgang Weingart
Thoughts? Let me know @Aetherpoint