Looks like another issue of the regular periodicum on death of Reality, Photography ect.
But the photography doesn’t seem changed. In fact it’s no different to the photography in the past in any respect.
These discussions probably come from a notion that there are slightly easier ways to interact with and influence the content than in the past. Provided that we talk about Photography. Not like the content even left 'on its own' was any more true on film. Very far from it.
So no. It continues to be what we want it to be.
Pretty much as with everything else. Admittedly, the mess in our heads has somewhat thickened with the internetization and in our ever more computered world some 5, 10 years ago already. And it doesn’t look set for an improvement, neither a fast nor a magical one but seems more like going through some for our tastes rather long, but natural and unavoidable curve of experience and maturity with ourselves. So that when we reach the next milepost in something (terribly desirable and needed, outstanding and fantastic) we could also handle its use. And that you still stay with the Subject and the original Objective more than fixated on the means - the software. Because when you make it, the software in this instance, your World you are passionate about, it will turn into it and same as your perspective, you will change. And may even want others to take the similar view.
So next time you ponder on this simply ask yourself. It’s that simple. And powerful. Trust me. The rest can carry on investigating their own death. Doing it in a due detail will remain a lifetime task for most.
Those capable of defining it for themselves, not deviated too far from common sense of an everyday man, are likely to succeed in seeing all the variations, creative use and the Experience coming from it in harmony rather than element of distraction, let alone a direct conflict.
Aesthetical experience goes through every aspect of our lives, though. That is to be remembered. And Art is a universal term applicable for everything that is connected with human Mind, potentially AND in Reality. So that, too, is to be remembered. As such, we have no other guide, than our Brain. Don’t look for it elsewhere. THAT is beyond all that what we have made comfortable for us so far. However easy ways would be nice, some things are unfailingly beyond their reach, and will remain there forever.