The Disruptive Art Form PART 1: Symbiotic Relationships? Evolving Notions of Technology, Imitation and Parody, DJed lecture by Reuven Ashtar

12:00 PM
to 12:30 PM

The Disruptive Art Form PART 1: Symbiotic Relationships? Evolving Notions of Technology, Imitation and Parody, DJed lecture by Reuven Ashtar
16 schedule::attendees
Location La Place Ubisoft: Espace Reunion
About  At the age of sixty-one, Edgar Degas enthusiastically embraced Kodak's innovative hand-held camera: snapping shots of bathers, dancers, landscapes, and himself. He grew frustrated by the slow shutter speed, lighting difficulties, and inability to alter captured images. Technological advances eliminate such problems-recasting artists' capabilities and their audience's expectations.

Digitization, in particular, has revolutionized how sights and sounds are created, recorded, reproduced, and distributed. In Degas's day, camera owners had to send them back to the factory for film to be processed and reloaded; today, children create music videos in their bedrooms and instantly disseminate them worldwide.

With the exception of the written word, artists were once only able to approximately replicate others' work. Actual incorporation is increasingly effortless and seamless, raising a host of legal and ethical questions. What makes the use of another's artwork acceptable? Is the product transformative creation, crass imitation, or clever parody?

This audio-visual lecture explores parallels between sampling in musical and visual art, from Edgar Degas to Public Enemy to Keyboard Cat, pointing to the ethical dilemmas that arise with our ability to duplicate, replicate, and permutate in the digital age.
  Reuven Ashtar (The Centre for Innovation Law and Policy)
 

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