In Praise of Imperfect Reproduction

Once music, images, video or any other communications are digitized, they can be copied perfectly, infinitely, and instantaneously, for free. Today we expect to neither wait, nor pay, for anything we cannot hold in our hand.

I believe that there is much to be said for imperfect, long-handed methods of reproduction. The splicing of parents' genes, the manually pressed plate, and the exaggerated story all create rather than merely copying. I want to celebrate randomness in reproduction, be it through human error, the whim of nature, or failing technology.

I want the process of the reproduction to be celebrated and appreciated as much as the result.