Finished culture

by Suw on April 12, 2004

AKMA?s project to have all of Lawrence Lessig?s new book, Free Culture, read by bloggers and made available for free download is now complete.
You can find AKMA?s posts about this project, in reverse chron order here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. My past posts about it are here and here.
The mp3s have been kindly mirrored by Scott Matthews (with biogs about the readers) and AJ Wright. Aaron Swartz has also put together a Free Culture wiki.
Also, AKMA was interviewed by David Atkins of the Toronto Globe and Mail about the project.
I am really glad that I had the chance to be involved in this project – I?ve had some lovely comments from people about my contribution (Chapter 8, Transformers). It is a little mind boggling*, however, to think that something I did on a whim is now mirrored in various places and being downloaded and listened to by a whole diverse bunch of people I?ll never even know about.
It?s yet another reminder that neither the web nor blogging are really as ephemeral as people would like to think they are. Whilst both are constantly changing and updating, past content never truly vanishes but persists in archives and on mirrors in places I?ll never go.
Anyway, please do go and take a look at Lessig?s book, and do have a listen to the mp3s. That is, after all, what they are there for.
*If one is boggled by a blog does that mean that one has been bloggled?

Anonymous May 14, 2007 at 3:46 am

Hi. I just wanted to say you did an absolutely stellar job reading Free Culture. I felt like I was listening to a professional reading for a while. Thanks.

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