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Art Section Please

  1. Aug 9, 2003 #1
    I would like to see a section for the discussion of the arts. I would like to discuss music, independent film, and graphic art in an academic context. Everytime I try to do so on the General Forum board, it is not taken seriously.


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  3. Aug 9, 2003 #2
    a worthy proposal! it has my vote.

    may i suggest the format the sciforums uses? under Life (in our case PF Community) there is, along with Free Thought (our General Discussion), an Art, Music, and Culture forum (or something to that effect).
  4. Aug 9, 2003 #3


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    Independent films! Those are my favorites!! I used to go every single week to the Institute of Art where they used to show the movies.. too bad I am moving out of the area :(

    Maybe a sticky thread can be made in the General Discussion forum to discuss such a thing?
  5. Aug 11, 2003 #4


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    Kinda getting away from the science theme of these forums, wouldn't you say? But if there is enough interest, then I would recommend including it as a subforum to the general discussion forum (like how politics and religion are subforums).

    also, keep this topic in mind...(too many forums?)
  6. Aug 11, 2003 #5
    Yeah, I think they should become a sub-forum but not a regular forum.
  7. Aug 11, 2003 #6
    I agree with Phobos on this one. Maybe a subforum...
  8. Aug 13, 2003 #7
    Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm not sure at this point adding culture forums meets with the best interests and direction of the forums.
  9. Aug 17, 2003 #8
    How about a general humanities and arts forum where we can post threads addressing issues in the areas of: art, art history, history, archeology, anthropology, artistic film, literature, geography and culture?

  10. Aug 17, 2003 #9
    I reckon a subforum would be cool, its very rare for something in the General Discusion forum to be taken seriously.
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    Sorry if this is beating a dead horse, but I'd like to throw my hat into the ring.

    I agree that some sort of humanities forum would be a welcome addition to PF. I can understand how you would be sensitive to diluting PF's focus or somesuch, but I don't see how humanities would detract from physics discussions any more (or less) than political discussions. I think a humanities subforum under general discussion would be nice and cozy. Just my 2 cents.
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    Greetings !

    I agree with Greg on this one, this is after all
    a scientific forum and has the appropriate members. :wink:
    We don't want inappropriate members, do we...:wink:

    Entropy, maybe you can try some arts' forum when you
    wan'na discuss such stuff, I don't think you'll get
    more replies with higher quality here if there was a
    specific art forum. In fact, I believe you'd probably
    get less replies than in the general forum, from the
    current members at least.

    Live long and prosper.
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    Drag, the way I see it a humanities forum would be for people who are already here and other people who are interested in physics. I doubt people are going to flock to physicsforums.com to discuss art, especially if it's just a sub-forum. And really, every argument you've had against it is just as applicable to the political forum.
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    Well, if you come to mention it - the Poltics Forum,
    in my personal opinion, SHOULD in fact also be removed.
    I realize that some of these "political" energies do need
    to get released somewhere, but I think PF may not be the
    right place for it. I mean, I personally found myself on
    a number of occasions totally pissed off at people I'd ussualy
    enjoy a discussion with on another forum because when
    it came to politics their apparent level of ignorance and
    stupidity on certain subjects actually aggrovated me (and
    normally I'm a very calm person :wink:).

    How about removing the Politics Forum and puting an Art
    sub-forum there instead ? :smile:

    Live long and prosper.
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