Dostoevsky said, 'first art would imitate life, then life would imitate art, finally, life would draw the very reason for its existence from the arts.' From the violent and horrific to the beautiful and romantic, modern visual media have a profound impact on today's culture. Television and cinema, in particular, are extremely powerful in their ability to fuse visual images with propositional thought.
In this message Ravi discusses the synergistic effect these have on modern man as he climbs the ladder from a fallacious induction, to a deceptive seduction, to an inevitable reduction. Ravi presents the underlying problem and the legitimate place that the arts should have in our lives.