evan at wikitravel.org
Wed May 26 17:04:57 EDT 2004
>>>>> "SS" == Sunir Shah <sunir at sunir.org> writes:
SS> One of your reasons
Me> 1) The personalization of art is bourgeois and decadent. [...]
SS> is perhaps an iconoclastic version of my reason, but if you
SS> are interested only in seeing your ideas gain influence, at
SS> the sacrifice of your own personal credit, there is great
SS> value in eliminating the attribution requirement.
I actually think that's more in line with reason 0 (you want to let
others pass off your work as their own), which is probably neither
here nor there.
I was more referring to art movements that radically de-emphasize the
role of the artist through no-attribution or mis-attribution; Fluxus
comes to mind. Gertrude Stein's "Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas" may
be another example.
SS> That way other people can include your work (whole, in part, or
SS> modified) as the part of their own which they in turn can
SS> claim credit for and make their money. While this may seem
SS> like exploitation, if you're goal is simply to get people to
SS> think and act more in line with your mission, this is a useful
Yes, I agree. That's a good use for an unattributed work.
Evan Prodromou <evan at wikitravel.org>
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