Using the term Artineer

drepram profile image Andre Christoga Pramaditya ・1 min read

After reading Erika Heidi's article, I was thinking about changing the term that I currently identify with (developer / technopreneur) into (artist / engineer) or Artineer for short.

If someone does engineering, could they be consider as an artist?

Keeping in mind that Art is :

The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.

If someone does art, could they be consider as an engineer?

Keeping in mind that Engineering is :

The branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures.

This is just a thought of mine, and maybe there's a word for this that I didn't know about. Though I would be curious about what the community here think about the terms that they feel comfortable to identify as.

UPDATE : Someone bought http://artineer.net/ so I'm definitely not the one who coined this term therefore I've changed the title of this post

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Andre Christoga Pramaditya


2004-born, software engineer, high school senior.


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It’s a nice thought, that we need another distinction for creative types. Lots of people in engineering don’t embrace the artist, some people that’s exactly what they are looking for. IMHO it’s better to call yourself an engineer. Engineers are typically paid more than creatives, unless your a high profile Art Director or someone like that.

The pathos of art and engineering is different. Engineering is about finding technological solutions that satisfy the needs of the end user.

Art can be about finding solutions that represent the needs (or wants) of the end user.

Creativity is pervasive in all forms of creation, from engineering to art.

Some companies call it Creative Technologist. Disney has a word specifically for engineers who work on the theme parks: Imagineer. If you’re an Artineer, be an Artineer through and through.