Courtesy of TED Talks:
- Sometimes middle-aged men like symphony and pop-country.
- Knowing Judge Judy jokes are always good for a laugh.
- The internet (a) competes with the performing arts for our attention, (b) opens up the creative sphere to professional-level amateurs, (c) supports social causes, and (d) does everything else.
- There is a good business case for the performing arts.
- If you make these points without breathing for 12 minutes, we’re liable to find you persuasive.
- If everyone gets to play, does the overall quality of performance as a whole drop?
- If not, will there always be enough money to stage ambitious performances?
- How long until we grow tired of mentioning “the internet and the democritization of [insert anything]”?