Part of my focus as this Foundation develops will be to explore the blog as a medium of art. I have just successfully finished a thesis looking at critical approaches to the blog as a new medium. By new medium I mean to suggest that the blog is not a new form of literature and text but rather it represents a whole new form of art, something entirely separate. Thus once the final version is ready I will begin putting it up here to engage those interested in how the medium of the blog will interact with the world of art.
The basic idea is that the blog is, as is the internet at large, a multimodal communicative art form that can engage the creators and observers in a completely new way, one that makes them lose the uniqueness of their role in this equation, that as the creator or as the observer. But it may do much more than that; it can also connect all forms of art easily and fluidly. However, without any form of an authoritative principle to define this critically, it is hard to filter the genius from the everyday. But perhaps that requirement itself is outdated.
All of this will be engaged and explored. That is one of the tasks the Comparative Blogging Foundation will seek to investigate: Where is the art in this world?