CP Snow’s two cultures debate was still bubbling under the surface in a round table discussion, attended by CEOs, artists and arts organisations, convened by the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport as part of its public consultation on digital and art policy.
Referring to part of the discussion as “Snapchat versus the humanities”, the most heated part of the discussion was around digital disruption in the arts with one participant reported as saying “The culture of Silicon Valley churns out products where ‘done is better than perfect’. . . but we cannot turn artists into product machines.”
Media coverage of the debate can be found at: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/thomas-crampton-culture-is-digital