|Scales are not tipped in our favour|
I asked AI to please discuss late-stage capitalism in relation to artists on Instagram.
Late-stage capitalism has had a significant impact on artists, particularly those on platforms like Instagram. On one hand, social media has provided artists with unprecedented opportunities to showcase their work, connect with audiences, and gain exposure. Platforms like Instagram have allowed artists to bypass traditional gatekeepers and reach a global audience, potentially leading to increased recognition and economic opportunities.
However, late-stage capitalism on platforms like Instagram has also brought challenges for artists. The emphasis on metrics such as likes, followers, and engagement can create a competitive environment that prioritises popularity over artistic integrity. Artists may feel pressured to conform to market trends or create content solely for the purpose of generating attention and engagement, potentially compromising their creative vision.
Moreover, the monetisation of artistic content on Instagram can be complex. While some artists successfully generate income through sponsored posts, collaborations, or selling their artwork directly, many struggle to make a sustainable living. The platform's algorithms and advertising-driven nature can make it difficult for artists to gain visibility or receive fair compensation for their work.
Late-stage capitalism's influence on Instagram also highlights issues of exploitation and commodification. Some artists may face the challenge of their work being copied, plagiarised, or exploited without proper credit or compensation. Additionally, the pressure to constantly produce and share content can lead to burnout and the devaluation of artistic labour.
In summary, late-stage capitalism's impact on artists on Instagram is a complex and multifaceted issue. While social media platforms provide new opportunities for exposure and connection, they also bring challenges related to commercialisation, competition, exploitation, and the potential dilution of artistic expression.
*It's not lost on me that the AI has most likely plagiarised and cobbled together a lot of other artists and writers' words on this subject. We also have to consider the biases of the programmers. However, I thought it was an interesting exercise and it is a subject I spend a lot of time thinking about.*
Remember folks, often exposure is code for exploitation. Just Say No! Until next week, keep fighting, and I will bring you new words and images from my own brain.
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