There is an interview with Raf Simons in this month’s Numéro that I really liked… Here is a quote…
An individual is now more able to chose what it consumes.
Absolutely. When you watch Rupert Murdoch on TV, you can’t help but realize that his power has diminished because of technology. He knows it too. He tried to buy Myspace so he could control it, but you can’t control the internet! Facebook has a billion members and each one of them is seeing different stuff. If you think about it, the passing period of mass media needs its show-biz personalities. The new systems of communication don’t need them because your friends are the stars today. Here’s what’s going on: celebrities aren’t what they used to be and we live in a world of third-rate personalities. We’re witnessing mass media’s swan song with a last attempt to keep the public’s interest so it can keep its control.
- Raf Simons, in November Numéro