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Offline TomS

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Is globalization evil for the art world?
« on: April 19, 2007, 01:05:40 PM »
I am quickly coming to the conclusion that the internet/globalization is evil.

Looking at the websites of young artists from around the globe, the work that they are producing is looking eerily similar. The internet appears to be spreading a cancer of "deviant art" across the world.

This is sad. Everything is gonna look like the US in 20 years. I hate that.

Maybe I should start collecting traditional paintings, it seems that none of the younger artists use that medium anymore, or then again, maybe that is just because you can't upload a painting. So maybe that is a false assumption on my part.

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Re: Is globalization evil for the art world?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2007, 01:47:09 PM »
I think it can be positive as well as negative. For example, I'm sure a site like myspace helps promote musical groups quite a bit. If I've never heard of a band, I'll go to their myspace page, which usually have a few of their songs, bio information, etc. I've probably done that a couple dozens times now, with some good results (for both I and the band's pocketbook). I even happened upon a musician, Akira Naito, that I had been talking with back in the late 90's, but that I had lost contact with after he returned to Japan. Another musician that I like, also living in Japan at the moment, is Marty Friedman; without the internet, I most likely wouldn't have been able to follow what he was doing.