Keith Haring on Technology and Control

by Christopher Schreck on November 30, 2011 Rise Up

In light of the OWS raids in Philly and LA last night, Art Basel, and our interest in technology, a final excerpt from the Keith Haring Journals:

“The problem facing modern man now is compounded by the increasing power of technology and its misuse by those in power who wish only to control. The mentality of people who are motivated by profits at the expense of human needs is perfect for the computer. Computers are completely rational. They save time and money. They can keep records of every transaction. Money is the opposite of magic. Art is magic. The worlds of art and money are constantly intermingling. To survive this mixture the magic in art has to be applied in new ways. Magic must always triumph.” — June 13, 1984

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