Monday, Oct 5, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by Tom Jacobs
Miller–McCune (2 October 2009)

“Psychology provides some suggestions as to why so many artists transgress ethical boundaries. Do great artists live by a different moral code than the rest of us? Do their profound achievements make their personal failings forgivable?”

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//Mixed media

Authenticity Issues and the New Intimacies

// Marginal Utility

"The social-media companies have largely succeeded in persuading users of their platforms' neutrality. What we fail to see is that these new identities are no less contingent and dictated to us then the ones circumscribed by tradition; only now the constraints are imposed by for-profit companies in explicit service of gain.

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