Yesterday’s post about measuring artistic quality in the wake of contentious labor disputes generated quite a bit of fascinating discussion, both in the comment section and via social media.
Clearly, the topic touched a few nerves as the number of direct private messages and emails spiked over 100 by mid-day. I do hope many of the individuals I encouraged to post their observations and thoughts publicly do so. While it’s easy to understand their reticence, the variety of viewpoints are exactly what the field needs. All of this emphasizes why I feel this is such an important topic that while delicate, is worth wading into.
While the comments posted directly to the article are publicly available, you likely missed the much longer thread that unfolded at by Facebook wall. Fortunately, that’s easy enough to rectify by simply embedding it below. Feel free to join in on the discussion there or in the blog posts’ original comment section.
And don’t be fooled by the comment count, the entirely of discussion takes place as replies to the first response. But Facebook doesn’t accommodate embedding a nested discussion thread so you have to actually go top the thread and open up the chain the read. Sorry about that, but it’s definately worthwhile.