the timing and technology of creativity

you cannot play “The Minute Waltz” in less than a minute. Worse, you cannot write “The Minute Waltz” in less than a ….what? A day, a Week, a year? HOWEVER LONG IT TAKES.

There is NO TECHNOLOGY, no time-saving device that can alter the rhythms of creative labor.
When the worth of labor is expressed in terms of exchange value, therefore, creativity is automatically devalued every time there is an advance in the technology of work.

~Lewis Hyde THE GIFT

 

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