The only problem I have with Twitter is that good conversations evaporate just too quickly. I think this whole project is a great attempt to preserve some of the valuable points, by archiving and re-reading them. Sticking to Twitter is okay in my opinion, as long as someone out there is keeping a keen eye on interesting discussions and saving them to a safe place. I personally save lots of them on my personal blog to look at in the future.
“From your perspective, what type of discourse, if any, do you see having the potential to achieve a positive (growth-minded) outcome regarding this topic?”
Something like this, what R3 is doing. I send my sincere applause to you!
To be honest, I feel saddened as a Korean speaking music critic because something like this has already had to be covered by Korean critics. To explain, the music criticism field in Korea is very scarce in volume and spectrum (breadth). We critics overtly label it as being “in ruins.” (We even had an exhibition on this topic in 2018). K-pop, aka idol pop, has been around for more than 20 years, but it has not been considered something worthy of proper criticism. Same old story of rockism vs. poptimism, on top of more neglect for the young-female-fan-driven music scene. Traditionally, the way people have been keeping up with this type of discourse was through music journalism and criticism, to archive thorough contemplations on music. I would say Korean society failed to maintain this, and while we were failing, K-pop just grew out of our capacity. Now I see a vast number of international fans and writers jumping into this topic and to me it feels wonderful and bittersweet at the same time. I would love to stick around and add my views to it.