Donald Glover, Modern Day Renaissance Man
People today associate progress with technology. Modern society has advanced because people no longer have to focus on survival. Every technological boom throughout history has been followed by advances in the way people think. After agriculture was developed by the Greeks, the first philosophers ushered in critical thinking. The well known age of enlightenment, The Renaissance, defined new ideas and placed greater focus on the arts. Times of mental change are as important in the progress of humanity as are their technical counterparts because they help people understand how to live in a constantly changing world. Even though scientific breakthroughs have become everyday events, many social pundits claim that culture has become stagnant. However, the internet frontier is being pursued by modern-day Renaissance men such as Donald Glover, who has already made his presence felt in almost all forms of modern media. Before even graduating from New York’s Tisch School of Arts, Donald had already developed a prominent identity online via his YouTube sketch comedy troupe Derrick Comedy. Soon after, he also released a movie, Mystery Team. Produced as a creative outlet and funded out of pocket, the movie never garnered a blockbuster release. However, Donald Glover cultivated an internet following through social sharing websites and heavy internet distribution, all personally handled. Shortly after graduation, Donald Glover was hired as a writer for the critically acclaimed comedy series 30 Rock. It was his work on the show and the mentoring of Tina Fey that gave Donald Glover the resources and ability to expand his works. . With Donald’s success never too far behind, he was soon starring in the hit comedy show, Community. Immediately before and shortly after his controversial departure from 30 Rock, Donald Glover’s portfolio expanded to include filmmaker, stand-up comedian, hip-hop artist and actor on top of being a prolific...
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