[extropy-chat] Art - Wither Thou Goest?

Bret Kulakovich bret at bonfireproductions.com
Fri Jul 23 13:24:53 UTC 2004

I see my art as my local intelligence manipulating a miniscule part of 
the greater intelligence of the universe. It expresses an idea. The 
idea is still mine, even though I put the energy out there for others. 
It is an intellectual footprint, if you will.

So if that art really "does something" for people, then I would want as 
many people to have it as possible. If it transcends, then I would want 
it to transcend financial and physical barriers as well.

That being said, I'd want my idea to be free, and most importantly - 
copied in exacting accuracy.

Ten years ago getting a work copied in good detail was harder than 
today. Even today 2d works are difficult to match outside of their 
medium (say a photographic print of an oil painting) because the 
reproducing form does not capture the original character. I had an 
inter-negative postscript process I developed, and only recently have 
6-color printers been able to re-create a similar depth of tone.

But what if this replicator in the article could pour over my 
sculpture, and reproduce it in a slab of marble that came from the same 

If I had time to go over it and touch it up, I'd give it my approval I 

People are going to copy a good idea. It is a human trait. The best you 
can do is charge where you can, what you feel is right. If a 
multinational wants your work in a commercial, or a collector "must 
have" it, then they pay a price. This return on your work provides 
capital to drive your newer projects. If done properly, you stay ahead 
of the curve.

That's my two kopeks worth.

Bret Kulakovich

On Jul 22, 2004, at 2:15 AM, Olga Bourlin wrote:

> http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/22/technology/circuits/22mill.html?hp

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