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Saturday, 11 December 2010

In Solidarity with Jonathan Worth

.......The following is taken from Fred Ritchin's AfterPhotography blog

“So this week’s phonar class session had over 700 people “drop by” and reached over 42,000 people via Twitter , I’ve asked a few people for nominations of a book that “is notable/ inspiring/ seminal/ provocative, in it’s narrative structure/approach or perhaps in it’s ‘discussion’ of narrative”.
“Would you possibly mind nominating a tome ?”
There are three that come to mind (two short stories and a hypertextual poem):
“BORGES Y YO” (Borges and I), the extraordinary short story by Sr. Borges about him and him
“LAS BABAS DEL DIABLO” (The Devil’s Spittle), Julio Cortázar’s short story about photography, literature and life, with shifting pronouns, translated as “Blow-Up” for the Antonioni movie that it did and did not inspire
“CENT MILLE MILLIARDS DE POÈMES” (One Hundred Thousand Billion Poems), by Raymond Queneau, the simplest and most beautiful of hypertext poems, from 1961

The final list will appear at

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

European Parliament TV: Focus on Copyright

Here's the documented shredding of the Cory Doctorow prints 03.32 - 05.22, with a lively chat about copyright and copy-wrong afterward . Be sure not to miss the 'industry and artist representative' who dictates what artists want in complete contradiction of the two artist case studies that precede her.

(At risk of repeating myself - excuse me) I hope the kid in the bedroom does make screensavers or a fansite mash-up out of my images, likewise the blogger when illustrating their articles. I ask them to credit me (BY), (preferably to link), not to charge anyone to access it (NC) and that they share any mash-ups with the same (share alike) license.

To misquote an oft repeated mantra : 'obscurity is my professional enemy, not piracy'.

If you're a magazine, TV company, Advertising agency, ring-fenced online newspaper or other entity (now in existence or to be birthed in the future), and you would like to use my image to enhance your 'paid-for' content, then email me for my usage rates and I'll be happy to quote you.

Monday, 14 June 2010

$26,000 worth of Ltd Edition Recycling.

"$26,000 worth of unsold limited edition prints and signed manuscript pages ready to be recycled /transformed into a new work of art."

On Friday 11th June Jonathan shredded of the unsold prints and signed manuscript pages from Cory Doctorow’s ‘For The Win’ novel. The event was filmed by European Parliament Television and will be aired as part of a program on New Economies of Photography.
More background on this story can be found here. With a longer write-up here.

BBC Radio Interview

I did a kind of a 'Soundtrack to your life' type interview last week where you pick a song and tell a story - it's not a great story  - more of a story-ette really.



Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Burning The Originals

So, true to my word I'll be destroying the remaining prints and signed "For The Win' manuscript pages, likewise there'll be no more editions, and no discounting. I promised the buyers of the prints that I'd do this only after putting the images on sale a second time to coincide with the official publication date. That's now approaching a month passed.

You can still buy the remaining signed prints and corresponding signed manuscript pages as well as the last of three massive  1mx1.5m composite prints - this one is the artist's (my) own. Cory owns one, and a collector in Australia bought the the other.

The destruction event will take place on Friday 11th June and will be filmed by , the web TV station of the European Parliament. 

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