Conspicuous Cultural Consumption

February 23rd, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

theOwl

I’ve just finished buying – and reading – Larry Lessig’s new book Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy, of which I will write more presently..

But tonight, and muchly pertinent to Lessig’s book – tonight the 2008 Oscars show is being broadcast. OK. I can’t watch the whole Oscars show. Can’t do it. But, anyhow the Oscars are on in the living room, and there was a song and dance production number – “The Musical Is Back.”  Top Hat, White Tie and Tails segued into I Don’t Know How to Love Him, while Maria – I’ve just met a girl named Maria wafted through the hodgepodge…

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Lessig and the FCC

December 26th, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink

Larry Lessig has something to say about the FCC…

Science Commons

December 9th, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink

A video about Science Commons from Larry Lessig‘s blog…

Video by Jesse Dylan

Lessig @ Charlie Rose

December 2nd, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink

theOwl

Larry Lessig @ Charlie Rose

Free Culture

November 14th, 2007 § 0 comments § permalink

theOwl

Larry Lessig has his TED talk up.

Don’t miss it.

I’m a huge Lessig fan – his book Free Culture is a must-read.

Oh – and watch out for buses…

Cultural Inflation and the Popular Song

May 8th, 2006 § 4 comments § permalink

by db

A couple of years ago I was talking to a friend about the current state of the American Popular Song when I heard myself saying something like “there has been a Cultural Inflation in America, which has led to a devaluation of the Popular Song.” I guess by this I meant that there had been such an explosion in the sheer volume of cultural artifacts » Read the rest of this entry «

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