googliz/sation of everything

production and dissemination of knowledge >>> could be a description of what art (also) is or does. My question would be how does Google change the relationship between public and art, public and artist?

http://www.googlizationofeverything.com/

A book in progress by Siva Vaidhyanathan:

This blog, the result of a collaboration between myself and the Institute for the Future of the Book, is dedicated to exploring the process of writing a critical interpretation of the actions and intentions behind the cultural behemoth that is Google, Inc. The book will answer three key questions: What does the world look like through the lens of Google?; How is Google’s ubiquity affecting the production and dissemination of knowledge?; and how has the corporation altered the rules and practices that govern other companies, institutions, and states? [more]

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