cies do not provide the basis for the sharing of stories as systems of belief in the manner that communitarian societies do.
Art is the conscious and purposeful manipulation of formal elements of expression into form. Art has nothing inherently to do with beauty and inspiration. The sunset I may see driving home in the evening is beautiful and inspirational, but it occurs in nature and therefore is not art. Art must always be human made, and, in that sense, is always artificial. The television series Beavis and Butt-head is art, even though I may find it neither beautiful nor inspirational. The telling of contrived stories is a central element of television art. The art of television, however, must be understood more broadly, for it is not just storytelling.