Assignment Due 5/9: Choose a passage from "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction," write out the passage, explain what it means and why you chose it.
Mass media then gives us a more realistic view of the world and increases our ability to communicate with others even though we lose out in the sense of the supernatural and the mysterious that used to make art so powerful, what he later refers to as the "cult value" of art. But he is aware that the potential exists for fascism to capitalize on this technology for its own purposes as well.
I think that this passage means that media has taken a big place in people’s life that in some ways it has come to replace the big meaning of art. Back in the day art had a bigger role in people’s life because it was the only medium of expression that they had but now with the media the mode of expression has change. I chose this passage because I see that the media and technology in general has devalued the big importance that art has. A lot of things are being replaced by technology and a lot of people don’t know the value of art.