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Phoenix

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The scenery of Walden is on a humble scale, and, though very beautiful, does not approach to grandeur, nor can it much concern one who has not long frequented it or lived by its shore; yet this pond is so remarkable for its depth and purity as to merit a particular description.



It is a clear and deep green well, half a mile long and a mile and three quarters in circumference, and contains about sixty-one and a half acres; a perennial spring in the midst of pine and oak woods, without any visible inlet or outlet except by the clouds and evaporation.



The surrounding hills rise abruptly from the water to the height of forty to eighty feet, though on the southeast and east they attain to about one hundred and one hundred and fifty feet respectively, within a quarter and a third of a mile. They are exclusively woodland.



All our Concord waters have two colors at least; one when viewed at a distance, and another, more proper, close at hand. The first depends more on the light, and follows th…

A New Dark Age

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If most of the great works of art are depictions of natural things like landscapes and human forms, then shouldn't we expect digital imagery which creates an new kind of natural thing, like fractal formulas, to have the same depth and richness and artistic potential?



While there may have been some minor developments in the technology involived in painting during the Renaissance, the great artwork of that era came about because of changes in how people thought and how that thinking influenced their painting. Is Digital Art stagnating, not because it lacks new tools, but because of our own medieval thinking that causes us to look backward and take our cue from what has been, instead of taking our cue from what could be?



If someone with real artistic talent and a little bit of an education had creative tools like the ones we have now, wouldn't they have posted something somewhere on the internet and wouldn't it be fairly easy to find since even second-rate art, especially when…