Friday, May 25, 2012
Art is Service
TV and radio are top down forms of media. The owner of the media gets to decide what the media will broadcast. The internet has bias too towards those who can purchase talent or ears. But the internet has it's own potential to serve a different type of storytelling. With the rise of the internet the middle class has an media engine to match the TV and radio.
We are all storytellers - but many of us have forgotten that part of the responsibility of the storyteller is which story to tell. We are used to being told by the TV what are stories we are part of. Americans are not used to the telling part of storytelling. We are learning. Slowly the giant of the future awakes to find that his chains have become string his cage a ginger house.
There are so may people still who do not have access to the internet - this fabulous tool of free expression. We are awakening from the age of the TV - we are a wakening into the age of the storyteller. We begin with the most basic question - not what do we want to consume - but what do we want to create?