1936 / 2011
"Updating Walter Benjamin's The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction"
by Nick Briz
Some think Walter Benjamin's classic text has become obsolete, given the advent of the
digital age. However, by merely substituting certain terms (highlighted in these two texts),
I have demonstrated that many aspects of his thought is applicable to our digital environment.
In order to do so, I've juxtaposed Benjamin's original text with my upadted version in which I've
merely substituted more contemporary technological issues for Benjamin's original terms.