September 13, 2007
In a society where information is so easily accessed, where people shop for groceries, order pizza, and clothing online, where a person can google the mona lisa and instantly get 300,000 image hits one has to wonder how different realms of our personal life and society are constantly being redefined. When a writer who cant get published "self publishes" by putting his or her work on the internet for everyone to see how does that change the world of writing? Who then is the authority on what should be in the publics hands and what should not? How do the implications of power structures, educational institutions, and scholarships change? What does the art world say to the fact that anyone can be a film maker, an illustrator or painter? or is this still not the case? Does the internet have such a profound affect on people an information that it has the ability to change and redefine the notion of what it means to be a writer, poet, artist, mother businessman etc.??
Posted by elihazle at September 13, 2007 12:52 AM