The War on Traditional Notions of Narrative, Order and Beauty Has Failed

The war on traditional notions of narrative, order and beauty has failed. Representational, story-driven movies are embraced by most people, rather than the installation and performance art favored by big galleries and institutions like Tate Modern. The Whitney Biennial (an exhibition of contemporary American art) is often dispiriting to all but a few critics, curators and art students. (Why do curators write longer and longer explanations of the art in their shows in direct proportion to less … [Read more...]

Google, Microsoft and Facebook Are More of a Threat to Privacy Than the US Government

It’s amazing that there are naive people who worry about government intrusion into our privacy when we already gave away our civil rights to the billionaires in Silicon Valley. The NSA is taking note of our calls and emails, but anyone – me included! -- who uses the internet and social media has already sold out our privacy rights to the trillion dollar multinational companies now dominating our lives and – literally – buying and selling us.The NSA isn’t our biggest worry when it comes to who … [Read more...]

Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs– Selfish or Just Stupid?

Are the Silicon Valley entrepreneurs selfish, stupid or just too young and uneducated about history, culture and politics to care about the real world? So asks The New Yorker in a very important article. In, "CHANGE THE WORLD: Silicon Valley transfers its slogans—and its money—to the realm of politics"  George Packer, writes in The New Yorker, (May 27, 2013The industry’s splendid isolation inspires cognitive dissonance, for it’s an article of faith in Silicon Valley that the technology indu … [Read more...]


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