We Live in a New Renaissance (TTW)
Lois Brown’s excellent post about “Breaking the Board” got me to thinking about this new age of publishing we are experiencing. I realized that computers and the Internet have sparked a modern renaissance in art and expression never seen before in human history. Not only writing, but music, performance, and countless other forms of art have benefitted from the technology we have available today.
Take Simon Beck, for instance. He creates truly astounding pieces of art in snow. Ten or fifteen years ago, who would have seen these fleeting, snowy masterpieces? Now, hundreds of thousands of people can view and appreciate his work via the Internet. The creativity of the human mind is well and truly boundless.
Computers and the Internet have given us the freedom to express without limits. Of course, not everyone will like everything ever posted in the aether. Some examples will, of course, be better than others. But the power of choice we now have is astonishing! How many amazing stories have been lost forever over the last couple of hundred years because the gatekeepers of publishing didn’t see their value? I can’t even imagine.
So, rejoice in our renaissance as we enter a brand new year! What wonders will 2014 bring to us? I can’t wait to find out!