Thursday, January 18, 2018
Constructive vs. Exploitation
How much of the media cycle is response/reaction to (fill in the blank)?
How much of education is response/reaction to the past? (“They used to do A and that was bad”)
How much of movies/music/etc. are a response/reaction to yesterday’s fashions? -In fact, now that pop-culture no longer has any current moral institutions or people to rebel against, it must go back and attack/mock/re-write the past.
How many dramatic reaction shots are used as promos for movies, reality-TV and so on?
And the really sad question is, how much of the alternative media is monetized reaction to “outrage of the day”?