When most people think about the impact of the Internet, they think about how the Internet has made it possible to receive news from anywhere and consume media wherever an Internet connection is available. However, the Internet’s effect on culture and art is even more profound. Because of the collaborative nature of the Internet, many people use it to find opinions about art and culture. Here are some of the ways that the Internet is influencing art and culture.
The fashion industry has changed considerably since the advent of the Internet, and fashion and photography blogs have become incredibly popular. Instead of mainstream opinions arising from magazines or experts in the industry, many opinions are now being formed on fashion and photography blogs. While some argue that this has cheapened the fashion industry, others argue that it is made more reflective of average people.
The Internet has also influenced music album cover design. Some bands are asking their fans to design their new album covers, and others are using the large amount of photos and images available on the Internet as content for their album covers. It should also be noted that the Internet itself has become a motif common in music album cover design.
People often fail to understand the scope of the effect that the Internet has had on society, and it is often the areas that are rarely considered where the effect is greatest. Between fashion, music and art, the Internet’s reach seems to know no limits, and society has changed drastically since the advent of the World Wide Web.