...or so this article by Steven Winn suggests. I read the last two paragraphs a couple times. Winn captured me with these sentences: "We've also absorbed a full-measure of post-modern awareness. Authority - in government, the media, the arts - is provisional. Reality is subjective, transparent. We are all authors of our own fictions, a construct of authentic and mediated experience."
For some reason the Doozer constructions on Fraggle Rock come to mind.