Manufacturing guy-at-large.


Added on by Spencer Wright.

Shia Labeouf (!) writing in The New Inquiry about the future of creative writing:

Careers and canons won’t be established in traditional ways. I’m not so sure that we’ll still have careers in the same way we used to. Literary works might function the same way that memes do today on the Web, spreading like wildfire for a short period, often unsigned and unauthored, only to be supplanted by the next ripple. While the author won’t die, we might begin to view authorship in a more conceptual way: perhaps the best authors of the future will be ones who can write the best programs with which to manipulate, parse and distribute language-based practices.

I found this essay's discussion of the difference between literature and art/music to be really compelling.