Perception vs. Reality

Daria Steigman, on her Independent Thinking blog, brought up an important point on her blog last week. Her final paragraph:

“Authenticity is not about “all-natural ingredients” and “nothing artificial.” It’s about being the same when the covers come off as you are when you’re all wrapped up for show.”

In artistic worlds:

Sunday there was a story in the New York Times about disputed art.

Part of a Washington Post’s 2009 editorial re Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman’s prerecorded performance for the Presidential Inauguration read:

“…another case of fakery in a world where the line between real and artificial already is far too easy to blur.” Washington Post Editorial Board