1545food for thought
- Aug 24, 2001Music is often considered as a "universal" language for emotion that
can be understood by all people from different backgrounds. Through
music, one can express sadness, anger, humor, elation...in fact, just
about every emotion conceivable that comprise the "human experience."
I'm wondering if it might make sense to look to music and other
artistic endeavors as guides to the creation of HumanML. The arts can
be considered as vehicles for the expression of human emotions, with
an infinitely wide range of subtlety and directness. By examining
music and understanding the vocabulary used to express different
emotions, we might be able to understand better what it is that makes
us human, that makes us expressive.
There's no need to reinvent the wheel here (at least that's what I
think)...we just need to modify it to suit the context and
environment in which we are seeking to express ourselves. Music and
the arts are but manifestations of this same principle which we can
look to as guides.
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