Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Online/Networks the death of paid palaeo-art?

I stumbled across the research and (modern) work of Jaron Lanier, and his views of the current centralizing of power and wealth as an accidental result of the Internet.

I won't pretend to articulate it as well as him, so just watch even the first 10 minutes of this talk to see why there just aren't jobs in palaeo-art anymore. Replace his example of musicians with those of us in the arts, and the problem becomes a very clear cut one. When you make things free, they are free. Yet life ISN'T free!