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    Medium | The Interintellect | 9/4/20 | 8 min
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    • normanbae4 months ago

      "Why haven’t other industries and disciplines — particularly media and entertainment IP emanating out of Hollywood — made efforts to introduce an open source approach to their work? ... Imagine an open source approach to franchises like “Star Wars,” with each storyteller bringing their own perspective and aesthetic to the property. They would also be able to focus on telling engaging stories rather than fighting for a single position to repeatedly tell the same story each year."

      On the one hand, I understand copyright holders wanting to protect and dictate the direction of their IP but on the other hand, this could be an efficient jumpstart in dismantling the lack of diversity and representation in media.

    • bartadamley
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      4 months ago

      I have been keeping my eye out on "The Interintellect" and here is an interesting article where it discusses just the type of thinkers that the group attracts.

      Why is software currently the only discipline that not only facilitates, but widely encourages an open source approach to the development of what could otherwise be insanely valuable intellectual property?

      There is an enjoyable comparison contrasting Hollywood and their intense caste system for film-making to open-source software.

      I will work to make my own inquiry on this subject as public as I can, because it is through that open discourse I believe we will discover the most compelling approach to crossing this new frontier of idea creation.

      And yet again, it brings us back to the idea of "Working in Public" coined by Nadia Eghbal, that is an entirely new way of viewing our content creation on the internet. Rather than curating our notes/findings into a well-articulated piece once every 3 months, but instead to let what we find interesting loose into cyberspace.. as at the end of the day, ideas can take on their own life form.