Fairey, Obama and Fair Use

Intellectual property law is something I find very interesting — especially where it intersects with more philosophical concerns surrounding what it means to be creative and how (or if) works of art contain meaning and communicate intent. So it is with great interest that I listened to an NPR show devoted to the brewing legal …

Deschanel vs. Glaser

In an interview published in the latest issue of Complex, cover girl Zooey Deschanel says this: My philosophy is that art should be as pure as possible, and as much as there is a separate component of audience reaction, whatever creative things I do should be unaffected. I don’t ever want to do something in …

Lamnt

Unfortunatly, som of th kys on my kyboar stopp working. I just bought this kyboar a fw wks ago to rpla th on that am with my omputr. That on also only work a fw wks. Thn I us anothr kyboar an it also stopp working. This is why I say I hav ba luk.

Breaking Rules

So I’m reading ‘Art is Work’ by Milton Glaser. It’s one of those big art books and it’s really excellent in an ‘Understanding Comics’ kind of way. Here’s an excerpt that jumped out at me. For one thing, it’s about breaking the rules, which is something I am typically interested in. For another, it’s about …

Craig Newmark is one smart dude

The LA Times has posted an interesting interview with Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist. Recommended for folks who are interested in where journalism and media are going. In short, Newmark sees a future for lean, hyper-local properties. He sees citizen journalists coalescing in virtual newsrooms with “strong leadership.” He sees the revenue coming from …

The role of leadership?

What is the role of leadership in a time of crisis? Is it to assure the faithful that everything will be okay if they just buckle down and weather the storm? Or is it to take responsibility for executing a risky maneuver designed to change the collective fortune?

Another post about the future of media

Here’s an interesting conversation about online publishing between Bob Guccione, Jr. (a major figure in the magazine industry) and Gaby Darbyshire, VP of Gawker Media (one of the top web publishing companies). One of the best bits: Online media isn’t after all so different from offline media, though: the best content, with the most loyal …

MS commercial features iPhonies?

Well, since I can’t currently log in to my freshly Leopard-ized Mac G5 here at the office and thus have to make due with the Adobe Creative Suite-less HP PC that also sits on my desk, I figured I would crank out a blog post. And naturally the topic is going to be those new Microsoft …