State of SEEN — Deep Dive #5

Communities and Subculture: Empowering Artists of All Types to Thrive Against Longer Odds

Pop culture was far simpler thirty years ago. If you were a sentient, culture consuming human being, you likely participated in fierce debates about Pearl Jam vs Nirvana, set your alarm for 8PM on Thursdays for the next episode Friends, and fervently supported whichever athletics team which happened to be located closest to you. Back then, the sphere from which people were able to easily consume culture was relatively limited, largely defined by the influences of their social circle and the broader narratives driven by media conglomerates. Discovering new artists, musicians, or films took effort, resulting in a certain level of homogeneity of pop culture.



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