High Brow Hegemony

by Nick Craine


This piece is for Anna Del Col and Beate Schwirtlich at University of Toronto Press (Higher Learning division). The central idea of the author’s text: The true meaning of democracy is something that we each possess as individuals yet can only be demonstrated through group cultural experiences (it’s a clumsy paraphrase). 

Below is the original rough concept. Though high in cool factor the final concept is much more current event but demonstrates the same basic content — better yet you can’t see what the audience/crowd is responding to.