[rumori] commodification of our 'alternative'? (was re: genre)

dserklandatnish.org [rumori] commodification of our 'alternative'? (was re: genre)
Fri, 11 Dec 1998 14:16:46 -0500 (00913403806, 852566D7.0066C205.00atnatsmtp.nish.org)

>>So, I guess the trend you see indicates that a smaller, more >affluent
>>society/culture will develope from what we live in now, where [my >guess

>>that] art will be the most dominant commodity/ occupation.
>no, i don't think i see that trend. i honestly don't know what's going >to
happen. it might be the dark scenario i mentioned, or things might >turn around and be nice. i really hope so. but things will have to >change a lot, the way people think and live and treat each other.

Do you mean you do not see a trend towards art? or don't you see a trend
toward smaller more priveledged groups? Statistics show that the "class gap" is widening. Will mediage be a wide, vernacular culture or will it bring specialized, "bin" culture. Is <what we're doing> a product of democratized technology or specialized interests?

Maybe that dark scenario will only happen in Asia or somewhere, but I think
more exotic societies will continue to evolve (I'm thinking about when bob
said "get off the rock".) I don't think pre-industrial people could comprehend our society, and we can't comprehend the "next step." We still have stone age people scattered around the world (and Virginia for that
matter) and they will always be there. Like you say, even in the ruins.
But I believe there will be a "next step." I probably sound like toffler right now.