Copy-It-Right! Selections from the Phil Morton Memorial Research Archive

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | February 15, 2007

Thursday, February 15, 2007,6pm

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Curator Jon Cates in person!

Charismatic video pioneer Phil Morton influenced an entire generation of video and digital artists, founded SAIC’s Video Department, laid the groundwork for what has since become the Video Data Bank, and developed Copy-It-Right, an anti-copyright ethic that set the precedent for the current open-source movement. His name has been largely forgotten, however, and his legacy was cut short by his death in 2003. Curated by SAIC professor Jon Cates, tonight’s selection of Morton’s ground-breaking work launches the opening of the Phil Morton Memorial Research Archive, housed in the Film, Video & New Media Department at SAIC. 1969-90, Phil Morton, US, ca. 90 min, various formats.

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