But is it art?

Today, we live in a world where a work of art can exist as pixels and data, no “original” to speak of, with an infinite capacity for reproduction and distribution. So the question needs to be asked: what is and what isn’t art when anyone with a computer (or even just an iPhone) can make and view and remake and spread creative ideas?

Digital tools are a weapon of mass production. It’s so easy to produce content, to copy and paste, and call it your own. But if you attribute, remix, and give it new life and talk about it with others isn’t that what art is for, sharing?

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.