Wednesday, May 11, 2011

When did this urinal become a work of art?

Good first class, kids. Thanks for the company!

I just finished a post on Bourbaki a topic that relates to our conversation yesterday. The topic here is Marcel Duchamp's Fountain. It is related because, in general, to talk about something in general is to talk about what that something is in particular. So, what is the difference between a urinal and a work of art? Believe it or not, the questions takes us to the very act of creation, whether it's God or Beethoven or Beyonce.

Take the topic and spin it if you want. You're more than welcome to leave comments on Bourbaki.