''The saturation of society with "entertainment" media, as well as the rising prominence of amateur "folk" content and the means to produce it, is also diminishing the distinction between "art" and "entertainment", "reality" and "representation", and "spectator" and "actor"; suggesting large-scale misinterpretations of reality and misunderstandings of art's traditional role as cultural catalyst. Over-stimulation from images and irrelevant information and the constant bombardment by governmental and corporate propaganda and advertising also serves to paralyze a large segment of the public and encourage conformity; in front of the TV set, in the checkout line, at the polls, or in the pursuit of self-projects.'' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counterculture#Russian.2FSoviet_counterculture
yeah,yeah. they keep saying that bringing arts into the streets is a good thing - but that's just like bringing the filthy streets into the arts. so what's it going to be then, eh?