When Art and Technology and Moby Collide

By Brian Barrett on at

We're at an artistic crossroads, says the documentary Press Pause Play. Technology means it's never been easier to create, to push out a little piece of oneself and share it with the world. But that ease has created a landscape where the haystack is gigantic and the needles still relatively sparse.

The idea that technology can be both a blessing and a curse is familiar territory, but hearing it from people whose livelihoods both depend on and are threatened by that dichotomy—well-heeled Moby notwithstanding—is a welcome reminder that it's not just an abstract talking point. It's the way we live now, artist, enthusiast, or other. [Laughing Squid]