- "But does democratized culture mean better art, film, music and literature or is true talent instead flooded and drowned in the vast digital ocean of mass culture? Is it cultural democracy or mediocrity?" -
Nowadays the possibility to create, virtually anything, is at the fingertips of almost everyone. Not only are these tools and resources available, but they're relatively cheap too, making creative endeavors seemingly endless. Unfortunately, that means there's more content now than ever and everyone is seemingly an "artist".
If you're like me and feel that you were put on this earth to create, I strongly urge you to sit down and watch PressPausePlay (2011 - dir. David Dworsky + Victor Köhler) which focuses on the accessibility of creative expression vs. the saturation of the artistic landscape.
Personally, I'm not sure how I feel.
I don't think I'd be where I am without all of these available tools, yet I find it harder to find truly authentic media/art/content (whatever people want to call it these days). As always, I'm interested in hearing what others think.