I don’t necessarily have a notion on what role the artist should have in society. I doubt we would make capable leaders in our current incarnation as most of us are whiny babies (ok. I’m talking about myself but you all know who you are J). I think we should occupy the role that we always have, and that is to be bold, and daring in the proliferation of ideas, new or ancient. We should also continue to inspire and reflect the ugliness, the mundane, and the beauty all around us. To tell the stories that we almost never hear, and remix the ones we’ve heard before. Our role is to be artists, full stop.