Thursday, October 11, 2007

Is Creativity Killing the Culture?

That's the question Michael Fallon asks in his article How Creativity is Killing the Culture. Fallon explores the relationship between the rise of do it yourself creativity and what he believes is the watering down of culture. Explaining that as interest increases in YouTube and crafting, audiences for "good art" and "real creativity" decline.
  • Thoughts?


Ty said...

Hmmm... I think he raises an interesting argument, but as a "creative" student, there has never been a time where I've only ran into adoration and praise for my work. Criticism still abounds. Sure, the creative, feel-good culture has increased the amount of so-so, creative products, but I don't think cynics and critics have gone into hiding. People still know what they like and don't like and I'm sure they're eager to say so now more than ever.

MELANIE said...

Ty, I agree with you. When I was an art student our work was heavily critiqued.

Now, from my experience working in museums, I believe the problem is more an issue of elitism. If we want 'cultured' audiences to grow (because yes, they are dying off) we need to cultivate them and not shun them.