Friday, May 14, 2010

Press, Pause, Play

A new documentary being released and is finally saying what we're all thinking: with the advancements in technology and the internet, everyone thinks they're an artist and will do anything to be one.

The documentary goes on to discuss how these technologies are changing the face of the art industry; whether that be novels, visual art, music or film. Artists are now starting to work in several different mediums and how they can manage themselves. It briefly touches on the fact that anyone can manage themselves and anyone can create art because the computer does it all.

These technologies aren't all bad because the documentary also goes on to talk about how they are helping to develop new forms of art. This got me thinking, does that mean that at some point this influx will cause the demand for all these types of art to start to diminish?

Do you think that programs like photoshop and garage band have started to make the QUALITY of art deteriorate?

I think that at times the surplus of art is incredible, but honestly, anyone can sing into their computer now and make a million dollars, are we okay with the quality of our art diminishing if that means making a profit?

a preview of the documentary can be seen here:


-Samantha Corrie Schulman

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