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November 20, 2006

Margot Kaminski's interview with


McKenzie Wark

"...how is anyone except the media conglomerates going to make a living when they have commodified culture to within an inch of its life? How are they even going to make a living off it? Itís never been done before in the history of the world.

On the networked book: this also is something that is not as new as it looks. Literature has always been networked. As the German media theorist Friedrich Kittler and his followers argue, there would be no novel without a postal system. The book as artifact and the book as vector, or relation between points, always go together.

What the networked book needs, however, is new tools, new conventions, new economies. Thatís where GAM3R 7H30RY and experiments like it are interesting. Itís about reinventing the connective tissue between books, across space and time, and between different kinds of reader. Itís about making an end-run around monopolies of knowledge and culture. Creative Commons is a key part of that process. But so too are new media tools, and perhaps even more importantly, new cultural, social, and literary conventions. We need to relearn how to read and write." From McKenzie Wark: INTERVIEW bY Margot Kaminski, Creative Commons, OCTOBER 2006

Posted by jo at November 20, 2006 02:51 PM