Ed Driscoll

MIT Supports Bottom-Up Culture

In a Business Week article titled, “How The Masses Will Innovate“, MIT Media Lab head Frank Moss definitely gets it:

Creative expression (is another area). No longer will just a few write or create music. We will see 100 million people creating the content and art shared among them. Easy-to-use programs allow kids to compose everything form ringtones to full-fledged operas. It will change the meaning of creative art in our society.

We are already seeing early signs of it in blogs. The source of creative content is coming from the world. That revolution will go well outside of the written word to all forms of visual and performing arts.


IndeedTM. As I wrote the day after the Oscars:

it’s worth noting that digital still photography, Photoshop, and especially Weblogs are all part of the same trend of creating entertainment–and opinion and news–from the bottom-up, rather than passively being a receptor to mass media. Which doesn’t make the entertainment industry too thrilled, either. (And we already know what most journalists think of blogs.)

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