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Implicações Científicas da Arte de Criar depois da “Era da Informação”

Em REMIX, Lawrence Lessig explicita uma visão muito doce e pertinente dos produtores culturais do nosso tempo. Uma visão cuidadosa sobre o que podemos fazer para que todas uma geração não seja considerada criminosa por seus hábitos culturais de produção em rede. É a Read Writable Culture sobrepondo a Read Only Culture que predominou em grande parte do séc. XIX, na qual éramos todos apenas consumidores culturais.

Tal visão possui implicações para o campo científico uma vez que estamos vivendo em meio a uma geração para os quais a aprendizagem não é mais algo solitário e distante do lazer.
The single most important effect of the “digital revolution” was that it exploded these historical barriers to teaching. Every important form of writing has now been democratized. Pratically anyone can learn to write in a wide range of forms. The challenge now is to enable this learning, noto only by building the technologies it requires, but by assuring the freedom that it requires.

So again, (…) think a bit about that freedom. Remember when you learned to write. Remember the act of quoting. Or incorporating. Or referring. Or critcizing. What freedoms did you take for granted when you did all of this? Did you ask permission to quote? Did you notify the target of your criticism that you were criticizing him? Did you think twice about your right to dis a movie you saw in a letter to a friend? Were you ever troubled by quoting Bob Dylan in a essay about war?

The answer to all these questions is of course “no”. We grew up taking for granted the freedoms we needed to practice our form of writing. We created, and we shared our creativity with whoever would read it (our parents and teachers, if we were lucky). We never questioned the right to create in this way, freely.

Our kids want the same freedom for their forms os writing. For not just words, but for images, film, and music. The technology we give our kids give then a capacity to create that we never had. We’ve give them a word beyond words. This word is part of what I’ve called RW culture. It is continuous with what has always been part of RW culture – the literacy of text. But it is more. It is the ability for amateurs to create in contexts that before only professionals ever knew. (LESSIG, 2008, 107-108).

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