Moving Images, Violence and Social Responsibility
Aaron Belz, poet, essayist, unapologetic Presbyterian, wry Twit (or is it Tweeter-er?), uncompromising champion of pop culture, and editor of The Curator magazine was kind enough to publish an expanded version of a blog I wrote a few weeks ago. While I don't pretend that the questions I raise can be easily resolved, I do think they're worth an honest conversation. I've posted below an excerpt from the essay which you can find in full here.
And as I head out to Los Angeles tomorrow to speak at an exciting conference, "Preaching in a Visual Age," I can't imagine a more un-boring topic than the way Americans conceive of the responsibility of the artist to society. For a short description of each plenary talk, go here. Happy All Hallows Eve and Happy All Saints Day, for what it's worth.
|"The Towering Inferno"|
And now, three fun videos: