I have recently started classifying elegance as a psychophysical attribute. In addition to being a good descriptor, it also make elegance sound more bad-ass and nuanced at the same time.
My approch thus far has been to split the research into psycho (temporal, cultural, societal, etc.) and physical (other characteristics, etc.) aspects of elegance. I am coming to the conclusion that it may be impossible to split up and bin things into psycho and physical, so my reductionist approach to an elegance metric may not only be less elegant that my gestalt approach to an elegance metric, it may be very complicated with 10+ primary sub-attributes, each with their own secondary sub-attributes.
And for some reason, this make me like it even more. Good stuff!
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