Saturday, November 18, 2006

Review of Spectres of the Spectrum: Oddly Compelling Mixture of Footage, Drama and History

by Craig Baldwin

Craig Baldwin created the great documentary “Sonic Outlaws” which gives a great overview of the broken nature of copyright law and the struggles that artists face with it. In Spectres of the Spectrum he takes original and archival footage and constructs a science fiction story set in the future. But within the story there is also a healthy (and accurate) dose of the history of the development of technology and the media landscape. While not for everyone, if you are interested in the copyfight it is a fascinating film to watch.

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