10 September 2010
When people say that the internet doesn’t have any culture, I respectfully disagree. i.e.
For example, here one definition of the term:
– Culture refers to the cumulative deposit of knowledge, experience, beliefs, values, attitudes, meanings, hierarchies, religion, notions of time, roles, spatial relations, concepts of the universe, and material objects and possessions acquired by a group of people in the course of generations through individual and group striving.
– Culture is the systems of knowledge shared by a relatively large group of people.
– Culture is communication, communication is culture.
Nowhere in that definition is it stated that culture has to be pretty.
(The video came to me via Pitchfork. And here’s more on the video’s author Evan Roth.)
Posted by Alec Hanley Bemis
Tags: Culture, Evan Roth, Girl Talk, Internet Poem, The Problem With Nostalgia, The Problem With the Avant Garde, Video