At the annual Picnic international event in Amsterdam, technology journalist and science fiction author Cory Doctorow spoke about the future of publishing where copying of digital work will get easier every day. The summary of his talk:
How do you design an object that trades on the unique physical aspects of a freely copyable digital work? As more and more artists experiment with free downloads and paid premium items, we’ve begun a glorious arms-race to see who can create and sell the most outrageous, artisanal, limited items. It’s a perfect storm of maker culture, free culture, and independent arts.
Here’s the full video:
[via Digital Heirloom]