Manifesto

INSTANT REPLAY 
 
Art is Media. Media is Art.
 I sample from everything.
I am an Art Scientist.

***My new and revised terms and conditions***

Right after the congressional hearings on Facebook where Zuckerberg showed himself to be an Orwellian 'doublespeak' agent, they changed the algorithm at Instagram. Immediately my android tablet crashed and I had to do a complete reset losing all my apps, photos, videos, music, etc. Additionally my posts on instagram went from getting 30, 40, 50, or even 100+ likes to 7! That's right, SEVEN. At this point posting anything to Facebook or instagram is having diminishing returns for me and is turning out to be a waste of precious time. There is no rationale for my art being censored, throttled, downgraded, hidden or ghettoized. My time and resources for publicity are limited and if these digital gated communities are going to pretend they know what has value and be judges and arbiters of taste and culture then I reject them. I will not be subjected to arbitrary whims of technocrats who posit themselves as cultural wranglers. Their limited world view is not in conjunction with mine insofar as my content and artistic production are not theirs to abuse as they please. THEY SHOULD BE PAYING FOR THE PRIVILEGE TO USE MY CONTENT. Unless and until there is a fair compensation system put in place for content producers and/ or a VERIFIABLE level playing field set in place, my content will no longer be theirs to pilfer and profit from.  From now on my content will be displayed the way I intend on a website that I control. Please enjoy my art and support me as an artist so that I can continue to produce, color and enliven the world. Thanks for your support.

Beau Tardy Artist