by tom moodyComments Off on intermittent vvork twitter
twitter/vvork is mostly quiescent but occasionally it erupts in a burst of coldly descriptive magma.
Yesterday the writer covered 20 posts in 30 minutes.
The site somehow acquired 547 followers, all awaiting ridiculously reductive descriptions of ridiculously reductive blog posts about mostly ridiculously reductive artworks.
by tom moodyComments Off on Attack of the Clones: Bad journalism about Hirst plagiarism "claims"
Paddy Johnson points to this terrible Guardian article that doesn't distinguish between legal claims for copyright and artists whining that they "did it first." Hell, one artist admits he didn't do it first but only had the idea. Presumably Damien Hirst stole it from his mind. Most of the Guardian's examples were spoon-fed to it by "a group campaigning for traditional artistry." Mainstream journalists are now worse than people used to complain about bloggers being when it comes to not looking behind a source.