We’re at an artistic crossroads, says the documentary Press Pause Play. Technology means it’s never been easier to create, to push out a little piece of oneself and share it with the world. But that ease has created a landscape where the haystack is gigantic and the needles still relatively sparse.
The idea that technology can be both a blessing and a curse is familiar territory, but hearing it from people whose livelihoods both depend on and are threatened by that dichotomy — well-heeled Moby notwithstanding — is a welcome reminder that it’s not just an abstract talking point. It’s the way we live now, artist, enthusiast, or other. [Laughing Squid]