Cory Doctorow Explores The Future Of Digital Publishing

The science fiction author and co-editor of Boing Boing on the publishing industry of tomorrow.

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:


The Penumbra of Authorship: Fetish Objects and Digital Notoriety – Cory Doctorow – PICNIC’10 from PICNIC Festival on Vimeo.

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[via Digital Heirloom]

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