July 28th, 2008

Linkthink #0443: New American Menschery


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2 Comments

  • 1. Birdseed  |  July 29th, 2008 at 9:04 am

    I’d agree with your take on the Babel article I think. Doesn’t lack of understanding and “bad” mimesis drive creativity forward better than the worried ability to be able to copy perfectly?

    (I realise this is the second blog other than the original I’m discussing this article on, but the discussion there is reasoned enough without my “contributions”.)

  • 2. wayneandwax  |  July 30th, 2008 at 10:43 am

    I hope to comment over at DuttyArtz and MuddUp myself, if I can find the time. I agree with some of it and disagree with some too. Glad to see so many thoughtful comments at both places, at any rate.

    As for whether “bad” mimesis drives creativity better than perfect copies, I guess so. Of course, the “worried ability to copy perfectly” more often leads to “bad” mimesis than not, no?

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