Just watched this TED Talk on "why live arts matter" by Ben Cameron.
Technology disrupting the arts and putting many sectors of live performance (stage and concert hall) on the verge of extinction, but there are benefits of this ongoing "reformation." More techniques and many more participants in the arts, broadening range of cross-culture and inclusive "channels" and implementation in activism on a wide range of issues, many of which that were previously unexplored. Training, organization and structure falling behind. It could be that the arts will soon become more important than ever. War of values, spying and fraud are problems, though. We need a great consciousness and unity to raise up the arts in line with movements to raise up humanity.
I have been feeling like I am falling through the cracks of this ongoing "seismic shift." So much seems unfair. I try to keep up and am far more involved in change and technology literate than many of my peers, but feel behind when I hear others talking or learn of their achievements. I often feel invisible, still, despite my interactions and what I have to offer. I send out flyers and resumes and nobody answers, except when they want money from me or service for free. I feel that many people looking at me do not see the experience of education, work, travel and human relations. Requirements published on job ads are often downright ridiculous and impossible. The expectation of refined compatibility and skill sets is ludicrous, in many cases. How many papers and years of education does one have to have propping them up to get through? How long a resume can do it? Why expect anyone in this world of constant career transition and industrial and communication evolution to have remained in one distinct area of work? A career path is simply not that straight and narrow these days. How can dreamed-up and wished-for hybrids of education, training and career experience be matched by real live humans?