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Re-Mix Culture, copyright law. (Rip!)

The rules of copyright are antiquated. They no longer apply to this new digital domain in which they operate. Copyright was originally created to protect and empower artists. They are now being used, particularly by the RIAA, to impart unfair power over artists work they control. This is an attempt to scare people into abiding […]

May I have your attention please? (Hyper VS deep attention).

Moving images capture us, pull us in. But the plot keeps us watching. As television technology advanced so did plot. TheĀ intricaciesĀ of shows have increased drastically. In Everything Bad is Good for You Johnston contrasts the plot lines for early TV shows with later. Shows in the 70’s like Starsky and Hutch follow a very linear […]

The Exploit | Networks

Networks are everything. 1. Ants | Distributed Network It took a long time for scientists to figure out how ants organize themselves. No one understood how such a large colony could function with what seemed like no communication. Then someone figured it out. Ants give off pheromones to indicate what they’re doing. There is a […]

McLuhan.

Twitter and facebook status posts are examples of people relating to written text in an ephemeral way. Before this digital moment text was a permanent affair. This phonemic break-down of verbal flow sat forever on a page, waiting for an eye to cross it. Now many words are thrown up on twitter without the expectation […]