This is my Aunt Natalie with two of her five hundred dolls. In addition to being an avid doll collecter, she’s also an accomplished folk artist who works in many different mediums. Natalie was decades ahead of the mashup scene, cutting up and remixing comics with scissors and glue. I first started photographing dolls a [...]
Remix Art breaks the 20th century hegemony of top-down, 1-to-many, read-only culture. Second Life is the land of User Generated Content (UGC) It is a world where Story & Enfield can freely create these works. And now in Ripple we see them paying it forward, empowering readers to become authors in a read-write culture where the world we experience can be shaped by our own hands.
I’ve already said a lot about Free Culture. I just want to make 2 finer points: the one made by Julian Sanchez of the Cato Institute in his video above, and another slight variation on this idea of “secondary creators.” Copyright is a cultural compromise: instead of letting a culture make the most use of [...]