Also, some artists see high tech as an enemy. Others may be freaked out by high tech but aren't consciously aware of the repulsion that they're feeling on a primal level of consciousness.
I don't see SITO as jazz, I see it as a garage band jam session.
"Ender is told that he has not been playing a game, but instead has been commanding real ships across interstellar distances"
What if Gridcosm is really art? In order for it to be a genuine work of art, it must have no monetary value. Because the high pricetag is ruining contemporary art, ruining the whole culture. That's why the weird game. Just a thought.