Everything is a Remix
Everything is a Remix Part 4 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.
The final installment of the great series on art and the “remix” from Kirby Ferguson. A must for anyone interested in how art is formed and where, legally, we are headed.
2 thoughts on “Everything is a Remix”
He makes interesting points about how we got where we are, but I’m not sure I understand where he thinks we should be. He seemed to be holding up the original intent of U.S. copyright as a good example, as an “encouragement of learning,” but how does that apply to the internet age? (I ask as someone who has had the content of her entire web site stolen and put up for sale in a London gallery.) If this video is only viewed as a place to begin a discussion, then I suppose it does that. I just wish it had explored possible solutions further.
Great point. The series also leaves me dry when it comes to what precisely to do to address the current imbalance. It feels as if he squanders all this buildup by not exploring possible scenarios for the future. Sure, it provokes discussion, but aren’t we at the point that discussion is far from enough? We need some solutions to tear apart and build upon.