Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Links through YouTube

Found this alongside a recent upload. YouTube has no editors apparently but whatever the search is on can work sometimes.

This argument attacking "the cult of the amateur" is misleading i think in claiming that there are no editors on Wikipedia. also i think it is unfair to the people who load stuff to YouTube. This example is well lit and in focus.

I am disturbed by the use of the word "amateur" to describe the source material for Cory Arcangel when he edits clips together to perform Bach. Because his work is in a gallery it presumably has the authority that Andrew Keen would approve of. The effect is antifunctional. The style could not be listened to for long. Is this supposed to be a comment on YouTube? Actually there is some excellent stuff there, worth promoting in itself.

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