Friday, January 25, 2008

How the Internet has Debased Self-Portrait: A Curated Dissertation Considering the Impact of Digital Aesthetics and Media on the Art Historical Canon

"I just think that the whole idea is analogous to the false sense of self-actualization that the internet makes available to everyone. Rather than study, work, and produce, one is able to simply namedrop, reconfigure the colorways of their templates, and present a non-thing as a product. (phone rings, playing an arpeggiated Tristan Chord.) Excuse me. And somewhere, shrouded in the subconscious, he or she is allowed, no, expected to suppress any guilt. That person continues the cycle of masturbatory, self-aggrandizement in lieu of real actuation."

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