I’ve been attempting the impossible: trying to get a clear picture of the whole MySpace/Ugly issue.
But before I continue, if you haven’t seen Ze Frank’s Piece on Ugly, go watch that. In it, he says:
“Ugly when compared to pre-existing notions of taste is a bummer. But ugly as a representation of mass experimentation and learning is pretty damn cool. Regardless of what you might think, the actions you take to make your MySpace page ugly are pretty sophisticated. Over time, as consumer-created media engulfs the other kind, it’s possible that completely new norms develop around the notions of talent and artistic ability.”
In addition to Ze’s point of view there are several other viewpoints floating around…
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