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Perhaps also it is the lack of comprehension about how new technology can or should be used to further concepts and ideas.
More as it develops.....
translation: Out-of-touch with the real world... still.m.perrino wrote:Perhaps also it is the lack of comprehension about how new technology can or should be used to further concepts and ideas.
also, from what I have read the FLWVM does not profit from items sold on the SL website. I will try to confirm this when I meet with the C-Exec. Dir of FLWVM in the next few days.[/i]
We do the same thing at the newspaper. Someone thought I was being petty when I called him a month ago and told him to remove a news photo I had shot in conjunction with a tornado story, from a Facebook page unless he wanted us to pursue legal action through FB's arm that deals with that. We cannot let people simply take our copyright material off our website and post it to their Facebook page or redistribute it to friends without credit, permission, or payment to our reprint service. We often give permission for local non-profits to use our photos without paying for them, but they have to get our permission first, and must credit the source of the photo.
One of the largest parts of the Foundation's Mission includes "Preserve the works, ideas, and innovative spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright for the benefit of all generations". This makes me wonder what their definition of "all generations" actually is? Is it the few who will gain access through the pittance that Foundation doles out over time? Or will it be those who would otherwise get to know, appreciate and love Wright's work coming to it from avenues outside the Foundation's pervue - for example, the FLW Virtual Museum discussed in this thread - that will now be denied that opportunity and are then 'lost before you've even found them'?
Your defense of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is far from convincing.
It is perfectly understandable that you wish to claim copyright to your own fine work, but for far too long the members of the Foundation have battened and fattened on the work of somebody else. A person, I surmise, that some of them never met.
My reading has led me to believe that when FLLW passed, he had managed to reacquire 3000 acres of his familyâ€™s ancestral land in the vicinity of Spring Green.
In 1993 only 600 acres remained, and even that was farmed by sharecroppers. One can only assume that whilst the Fellowship was practicing the Gurdjieff movements, for they had no commissions at the time, their board, lodging and pocket money came as a result of the sale of 2400 acres of land, and all the other items the various FLLW organizations laid claim to.
A recent visit to the Taliesin Preservation Incorporated website, would suggest that with regard to the merchandise now being proffered the organization is scraping the bottom of the barrel. Other FLLW focused organizations appear to be similarly inept. Meanwhile, one finds current photo-images of Taliesin, with stone walls leaning as far out of plumb as it is possible to imagine, projects commenced, and abandoned before completion. It is difficult not to form the impression that for those charged with administering the rehabilitation of what is perhaps FLLWâ€™s finest building, the ability to hold a cocktail glass is of far greater significance than being skillful with a trowel or a saw.
I would suggest that many FLLW enthusiasts are horrified at what has happened. Olgivanna originated the neglect of course, having been obliged to live in a house that had been originally designed for a woman of far greater talents than she. The formerâ€™s faithful band have continued her efforts. Their actions are indefensible.