"I don't think we've even seen the tip of the iceberg. I think the potential of what the internet is going to do society - both good and bad - is unimaginable."
Source: David Bowie predicted the internet's impact on music and society
The video was filmed in 1999, but much of what he said is pretty good. One thing that really especially resonated with me was his discussion about Duchamp and then the audience finishing the work, and grey space that exists in the middle of the art and audience... (around the 10 minute or so mark). Without the audience, there is no art, it's truly meaningless. The audience interprets, give the art that meaning that maybe the artist wanted, maybe its something else. The author has died, just as Barthes might postulate...
And he wore stilettos and a dog collar to meet the PM. Magical!
Many thanks to Tanya for highlighting this video for me, enjoyable in the midst of a time where I do feel the loss.