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Stolen Originality


At some point I will tackle the titular thesis of TIGS and attempt to crystalise my belief in the inherently recombinant nature of creativity. Whilst I have little respect for ripping people off, the lens of reconstruction that pulls together different cultural strands into a new new thing is the act of creation.

Entirely original things make no sense - how would we understand them without any referents? 

The internet heralds the end of copyright culture, sealing creations for eternity, and opens them back up to the cut ups of ctrl c and v.

Imitation disguises the debt you owe, stealing takes and re-purposes with the acknowledgment of the source [LINK] being an integral part of the meaning being constructed, a sub layer of the text.

But until I do, it's good to know the kids agree.

[Stolen from Radar Research]