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What If…

…Tolkien’s rings were all of the discrete entertainment platforms humankind finds precious, and the cinematic presentation of his trilogy represents the ultimate, inevitable, universal dissolution of proprietary claims on story-ideas and the physical manifestations that generate financial profit?  Is Mount Doom located in Santa Monica?  Does Henry Jenkins shave his feet?

Just a vagrant notion that arose from reading about the exploration of transmedia entertainment, here:

http://www.henryjenkins.org/index.html

intellectual property, here:

http://lessig.org/blog/2009/05/jeffersons_remix_of_augustines.html

and Lincoln’s “fire of invention” speech, here:

http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/speeches/discoveries.htm

13 Aug 09 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments