Lost in the cave? when

Lost in the cave?
when so much of the world comes to us through the media, we slowly, imperceptibly come to believe that we are still living in the world of people, places, things, and events when in sad fact we are living in the world of newspapers, pictures, electronic blips of light and sound. like the denizens of the cave in plato's republic, we too have taken the shadows cast on the wall for the actual objects. we talk to and about shadows while the actual world glides unobtrusively by. imagery generated from experiences that refer to the world but are not themselves the stuff referred to can hardly be compelling.

- peter london, no more secondhand art via dangerousmeta!