How creativity is strangled by the law

  • beaujangle

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    Apr 30, 2012 10:52 AM GMT
    Watch this TED clip by Larry Lessig; it is interesting

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    Apr 30, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
    How do you imbed videos like that?

    This is a TED talk about what school does to creativity as well...loved it!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY
  • newral

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    Apr 30, 2012 8:10 PM GMT
    Agree on many respects, but he doesn't really have a lot of things straight in IP law. Or maybe it's the format of the presentation and its non-technical target audience.
  • beaujangle

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    Apr 30, 2012 10:50 PM GMT
    zaid88 saidHow do you imbed videos like that?

    This is a TED talk about what school does to creativity as well...loved it!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY


    Here is this! Listen to the touching story he shared about a talented dancer in 18.00 thereabouts

  • beaujangle

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    Apr 30, 2012 10:54 PM GMT
    Sorry, I meant around 15 something where he shared a touching story about a talented dancer.

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    Apr 30, 2012 10:59 PM GMT
    The institutions are created to be just that, institutions. And their prime function is to contorl creatvitiy and personal expression and limit it to very narrow paramenters.

    No better example exists in Roger WAters' brilliant indictment of the school system in the famous "Another Brick in the Wall" section from the movie "the Wall." Here students go in as individuals and are turned into generic faced soldiers who eventually wind their way into the social meat grinder. ALl the while the school master is lording over the students and directing them through insults ("the laddy fancies himself a poet!) and threats ("if you don't eat your meat, you can't ahve any pudding! how can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?"). It's a system of intleectual abuse desined to create a controllable society taht thinks itself otherwise. (Or what Huxley descibes in "Brave New World" as social control through pschology and pleasure)