In the May/June issue of Film Comment, Nick Pinkerton wrote: “Like few feature films before it, Spielberg’s [Ready Player One] exemplifies an aesthetic of pop-culture decoupage that has developed, in recognizably kindred forms, across a wide range of media, one that has been increasingly prevalent through the early years of the 21st century. It is that of the junk-pile jumble of accumulated mass-manufactured character properties at the end of pop history—the aesthetic of glut.” Pinkerton, regular FC contributor, is joined by FC Digital Producer Violet Lucca and Light Industry cofounder and 4Columns contributor Ed Halter to discuss our new pop culture reality, where everything—good or bad—is here to stay.