Thursday, July 23, 2009

television the drug of the nation

Thanks to Chris for finding this clip! I was excited to find this because it is exactly what I wanted research. Television is the drug of the nation. What purpose does it serve? Entertainment, propaganda, marketing/advertising and as a news source? I agree with three of those. As paranoid as this sounds but the news is controlled and it is monitored. Sort of like 1984, Big Brother is always watching and evermore controlling what you watch. How does this relate to art? Well if television is perhaps the most popular news source and it is controlled, our definition or appeal to art may be skewed. Notice how Middle-eastern art is not mentioned too often in the American media while European art and artists are quite popular. Stay tuned...more to come.

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