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What is a maker?

Submitted by martha on October 20, 2015 – 4:51pm Today the delightful Joy Garnett said something I want to remember: “Maker is a word used by those who used to be referred to as craftsman. Where “craft” or “craftsy” has a trivial connotation, supposedly, “maker” elevates the perception of it as “an art form” but […]

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Art is not Information

Submitted by martha on January 17, 2012 – 9:14am This morning I listened to a Swedish Church of Copinism. Information is holy – all information is philosophically the same in their view and file sharing is a religious ritual. When asked whether all information was equally valuable he said no but there was no follow-up. […]

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Art, Revolution & Ownership? Curatorial statement

Submitted by martha on August 25, 2011 – 8:28am In 2009 a young artist asks what copyright has to do with her after a screening at ECUAD of RiP: A Remix Manifesto. This exhibition is an attempt to answer her question. For New Forms I have brought together works that confront and challenge some of […]

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Copyright, Cory Doctorow and me

Submitted by martha on August 15, 2011 – 9:14am Last week I was fortunate to find myself at SIGGRAPH and see Cory Doctorow’s keynote. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfU6e6–izo) It was inspiring. To have him here in Vancouver as we make the final preparations for “Art, Revolution and Ownership” lit the fire under me to get writing again. Here […]

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