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Re: Just an FYI concerning the beta artwork



On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 01:13:43PM -0800, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> 2009/3/14 Martin Sourada <martin sourada gmail com>:
> > Hm... I don't see a valid reasoning there.
> 
> I'm delibrately not trying to make a statement as to validity of the
> reasoning about the objection. In fact, I might even question the idea
> that "reasoning" is ever a part of an "emotional" response.  I'm
> pointing this out only because this is the first instance that I know
> of where this sort of emotional response on the grounds of cultural
> sensitivity has arisen in the work your group is doing.
> 
> I certainly don't have the same emotional response. My emotion
> response is more of fear of the ominous,wheeling, flock of birds in
> the image. I haven't brought it up as a point of contention because
> I'm fully self-aware that most people don't perceive birds as the
> danger to humanity that they really are....yet.  Such pastoral views
> of flocking birds in the sky only serves to lessen our natural fear of
> these foul, foul descendent of the dinosaurs...disarming us of our
> ability to react when they final swoop down en masse to get us.  But I
> digress...

OK, thanks for that digression, Tippi. ;-)

> We can't necessarily reason with irrational emotional responses.  You
> might have to talk more about what that structure is meant to convey
> emotionally...if its worth talking about at all.

I'm not sure it is -- but the conveyance as far as I know is simply to
acknowledge the heritage of the "Leonidas" name.  Any other inference
is probably a stretch.

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