Name, first namePark, Chelsea JihongYear of birth1988UniversityECALField of Interest / research fieldProduct / Object DesignTitle of projectGood Copy Good: Positive aspects of CopyingAbstractThe word “copy” is commonly projected as a negative image especially in the creative industry. The research will focus on positive side of “copy” by framing around synonyms such as replication, imitation, reproduction, mirroring, and repetition.
By expanding the idea of “copy”, the affirmative references can be easily accepted throughout the history of human being. Very early stage of a human growth, copying(observation learning) starts as an act of imitating. As we grow, we remember and learn by copying(repeating) ourselves. Many academic artists have multiple originals of their own paintings as a result of mastering through repetition. Before the printing techniques are widely disseminated, artists had a looser gesture on copyrights and not claiming ownership considered as a humble gesture. These days, Open Source Movement is another positive case of encouraging people to replicate and reproduce for the greater improvements.
Offering new angles of “copy” suggests readers to have a broader perspective on the word “copy” and to be more open minded on copying.
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Good Copy Good: Positive aspects of Copying