The collective spirit is what intrigues me most about the internet age. Within the realm of art production authorship has been reworked in a new and interesting way. The influence of the internet is unnavoidable as an artist. Most of the art we look at is seen through a computer screen regardless of wether it was created for the digital world or not. The constant flow of ideas and images is a source of influence, inspiration, and appropriation. We go to the internet to get that reference photo of a lion roaring for your painting that may ultimately end up on the internet and be referenced for a second time by some other artist. In this way images and ideas are in a constant state of transformation. If I see a work that I like in the real world I write it down and look up more information on it later on the internet. This immediacy of information is a characteristic unique to our age which makes us artists unique from artists of the past. Now, the laptop has become inseperable from the artist’s studio like an organ, artistic production is no longer confined in a “state of purgatory” to the “studio”.