“In “Quotation and Originality ‘ Emerson tried to come to grips with a cultural Inertia that he saw in the literature of his day.” Based on what we talked about of Disney and Steamboat Mickey blatantly stealing from Steamboat Willy, I wonder if what Emerson thought of as cultural inertia is now stifled, to some extent, by copyright law?
In the book series “Foundation” by Isaac Asimov the main character, of the first few books anyways, is practiced in an art which was fictional at the time but is becoming more and more real. Asimov called it psychohistory, today the equivalent is psychoanalytic. The way that Asimov described it as a process which uses […]
The piece is well written and i understand why we were to read it, my only question is: Does anyone else feel like the analogy of genes and media is more then a little forced? I mean what can’t be categorized based on the system of survival of the fittest, especially if it is the […]