A race to the bottom for creators?
Jane Ruffino: is the idea that people won’t pay for ‘content’ just helping fuel a race to the bottom for creators?
Of all the phenomena that repeat themselves, the perceived threat posed by new technologies is guaranteed. When photography was first developed, some artists believed it would free them up to stop trying to reproduce the ‘real’; others thought it was the death of art. Writers like John Berger and Walter Benjamin argued that the ability to reproduce art ad infinitum could destroy, not just its aura and authenticity, but its authority.
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