Internet as Art
A new report from the good people at Pew puts some numbers around the general trend of the internet being a place for pop art. I think this is one of those incredibly simple statements (blogs are art, flickr is art, links are art, and compendiums of these things are derivative works) that don't seem 100% obvious yet, but will.
The report is called, "Home Broadband Adoption 2006: Home broadband
adoption is going mainstream and that means user-generated content is
coming from all kinds of internet users".
Here's a snip from a news story about it:
Pew: Nearly 50 MM Americans Create Web Content
"There is an element of the Internet being the medium for creativity and the Internet being an outlet for creativity people bring to the Worldwide Web," according to the report. It considers blogging, Web site creation, contribution of work on Web pages or blogs and submissions of artwork, photos, stories or videos as user-generated online content.