Sharing Culture

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This is my piece of a longer Whitworth University panel discussion called "Media Unlimited: Technology, Ethics and Life at Whitworth in the 21st Century," 3/15/2010 @Whitworth University. The whole panel discussion + Q&A is available (and free) from iTunes U:

http://tinyurl.com/29ro257

I quote from a NYT article on Harry Potter knock-offs, and that article is available here:

http://tinyurl.com/35k2a22

I also quote from William Gibson's "Rocket Radio" essay, which is available here:

http://tinyurl.com/35235h9

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Sharing Culture

  1. 1. “Sharing Culture in the Internet Era” A few thoughts on the sharing of culture. Fred Johnson Whitworth U Robinson Teaching Theater 3/15/10 by sparktography @Flickr
  2. 2. The Art of Remixed Culture
  3. 3. The Art of Remixed Culture
  4. 4. The Legal Jeopardy of Borrowers
  5. 5. Oral Tradition
  6. 6. Oral Tradition
  7. 7. I totally remixed your story, dude. & my version will sell.
  8. 8. I totally remixed your story, dude. & my version will sell.
  9. 9. Culture Still Circulates... by sparktography @Flickr
  10. 10. Blues Consider the Robert Johnson
  11. 11. Blues Consider the Robert Johnson Borrowed from Others
  12. 12. Blues Consider the Robert Johnson Borrowed from Others Influences Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, The Animals, The Who, Lynard Skynyrd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and many more.
  13. 13. Blues Consider the Sold soul? Robert Johnson Borrowed from Others Influences Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, The Animals, The Who, Lynard Skynyrd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and many more.
  14. 14. Who owns the characters?
  15. 15. Fan Fiction Who owns the characters?
  16. 16. Who owns Dumbledore? Who owns the characters?
  17. 17. Who owns the characters?
  18. 18. Harry Potter and the Leopard-Walk-Up-to-Dragon Harry becomes a fat, hairy dwarf after being caught in a “sour and sweet rain.”
  19. 19. Harry Potter and Platform Nine and Three-Quarters ...and the meteor you saw in the sky was my traipsing manteau.
  20. 20. “The Street finds its own uses for things--uses the manufacturers never imagined.” William F. Gibson “Rocket Radio” (1989)
  21. 21. Cory Doctorow
  22. 22. Cory Doctorow
  23. 23. Magic Underpants Gnome http://peripheryarts.blogspot.com/2007/02/someone-to-watch-over-me.html
  24. 24. Magic Underpants Gnome Step 1: Sue downloaders, treat listeners as criminals, and cripple the technology by removing features. Step 2: Step 3: Everyone returns to mall. http://peripheryarts.blogspot.com/2007/02/someone-to-watch-over-me.html
  25. 25. Magic Underpants Gnome Step 1: Sue downloaders, treat listeners as criminals, and cripple the technology by removing features. Step 2: Step 3: Everyone returns to mall. Fast forward makes me a sad, sad gnome. http://peripheryarts.blogspot.com/2007/02/someone-to-watch-over-me.html
  26. 26. Stanford U. Law Prof. Lawrence Lessig
  27. 27. Stanford U. Law Prof. Bad law breeds disrespect for all law. Lawrence Lessig
  28. 28. Lessig Argument: digital technology allows us to revive amateur culture, user generated content, “culture where people produce for the love of what they’re doing and NOT for the money.”
  29. 29. No more rock millionaires? OK.
  30. 30. No gas $, no tour, kiddo. No more rock? Not OK.
  31. 31. And then no band. No gas $, no tour, kiddo. No more rock? Not OK.
  32. 32. Robert Johnson
  33. 33. Robert Johnson Died Poor and Unrecognized
  34. 34. Are you simply circulating culture?
  35. 35. Are you simply circulating culture? Or are you remixing the next great performer or writer into oblivion?
  36. 36. More Learning Corey Doctorow Lawrence Lessig William F. Gibson’s “Rocket Radio” Edward Felton James Surowiecki Clay Shirky Google This: “A Fairy Use Tale”

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