In the first lecture, through the optic of the Avesta and its preoccupation--long recognized--with the views of one authorial voice (whether he be a real Zarathustra or a literary convention makes no difference), Jamison revisits the "parallel" Rgveda, making the point (that is only obvious in such contrasts) that whatever authorial voice is present in that text (and over two hundred "authors" are recorded in the Anukramanis), it has been largely muted both by Indian traditionalists (who take the Veda to be literally "authorless
") and by modern scholarship (which prefers linguistic and line-by-line readings in the context of a stereotypical "Veda" assumed to be the largely uniform work of faceless "singers").
Several recent Australian cases have refocused attention on authorship as an essential criterion of copyright subsistence, and these cases suggest that much computer-produced output may be authorless
and thus lack copyright protection.
Fusinato also performs solo guitar and electronics in live sets that, in the words of the Dead C guitarist Bruce Russell (with whom he has also played), "combine extreme sonic assault with complete aesthetic control and an implacable will towards conceptual totality." (16) Examples of Fusinato's "awesome, all-encompassing, real-time guitar noise-concrete," to quote guitarist and dark metal band Sunn 0))) collaborator Oren Ambarchi, have recently been issued as two apparently authorless
black-label LPs: Ripping Skies (No Fun Productions, 2009) and Ambianxe (The Spring Press, 2010).
To secure consistent authorless
expression, the secret corporate style manuals, which contain detailed rules on look and lingo, enforce this no-play policy; while crowd sourcing, on the other hand, depends on the excess of the social--the overly engaged creative user--which leaves authorship cloudy at best.
I was primed for Evans by the same sources that had so obviously formed his vision: artless, authorless
, non-art, generic, simple, and pure photographs.
The exact number is difficult to determine: Several no longer exist; some are multipart "programs" assembled from groups of short films (many appropriated from industrial or otherwise "authorless
" sources); and others are subtle variations on previous works.
Yet those already acquainted with Walker's work will recognize this ordinarily authorless
symbol (found on plastics and paper products everywhere) as a recurring, even signature, motif--no matter how paradoxical--within the artist's often-hermetic formal repertoire.
By intermingling soft-core images of biker pinups with his own photographic portraits, including pictures of his wife and a young female assistant, he calls attention to the way his own images seem just as alluringly authorless
as his appropriations.
With its lyric constructed like an authorless
folk ballad--each line at once a literal non sequitur and a poetic link to any other--the out-of-nowhere reference to "the Fourth of July" suggested that here, as in "The Coo Coo," in America the type case of this kind of song, the Fourth of July is a predestined date, waiting, deep in unknown traditions, to be found and used.
Although the 1001 Nights were famously deemed to belong to this category because of their authorless
Middle Arabic language and fantastical, fictional content, the work has now been the subject of enough serious scholarly attention that most can agree it is worthy of and well served by scholarship.
Young), and two authorless
works about the General Lukban and the American press and the war crimes of General Smith.
Thus, the Grimms have ironically become that which they feigned to be, and the KHM have become the authorless
, popular tales that the authors pretended to have collected (14).