Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Albrecht Duerer, Melencolia (1514)
The artifact (artefatto (IT); artefact (FR); artfacto (SP); Artefakt (DE); 品, 伪 (Chinese))is the produce of an intentional activity that modifies the natural reality.
The tool (utensìle (IT); outil (FR); Werkzeug (DE); utensilio (SP); 工具 (Chinese)) is an artifact that extends the human capabilities, a prosthesis of the body.
The machine, or better the engine (macchina (IT); machine (FR); maquina (SP); Maschine (DE); 机 (Chinese)) is a device that by using a resource transforms the structure of a system.
HOMEWORK: find in the Duerer engraving Melencoloia the artifacts, the tools, and the machines.
Here the first reply by Vito Domenico Vinella.