But does democratized culture mean better art, film, music and literature or is true talent instead flooded and drowned in the vast digital ocean of mass culture? Is it cultural democracy or mediocrity?
This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era.
OLAFUR ARNALDS, musician, composer, producer
SCOTT BELSKY, CEO & founder, Behance
BILL DRUMMOND, artist, writer, co-founder of The KLF
LENA DUNHAM, director, “Tiny Furniture”
SETH GODIN, author, entrepreneur and public speaker
KEITH HARRIS, music producer, manager, Motown
HOT CHIP, electro-pop band
ANDREW KEEN, author, “The Cult of the Amateur”
LYKKE LI, singer/songwriter
ANNE HILDE NESET, deputy editor, writer, The Wire magazine.
SEAN PARKER, co-founder of Napster
AMY PHILLIPS, editor, Pitchfork
HILARY ROSEN, former CEO, RIAA
TED SCHILOWITZ, founder, Red Digital Cinema Camera Company
HANK SHOCKLEE, music producer, The Bomb Squad
ANTHONY VOLODKIN, founder, The Hype Machine
BRENDA WALKER, music producer, DJ
DAVID WEINBERGER, technologist, co-author of “Cluetrain
CHRISTOPHER WEINGARTEN, music journalist, Rolling Stone/