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Marcello Mercado

transferring, storing, sharing, and hybriding: Text_version, DE, 2011
Wikipedia dixit: “Inheritance is the practice of passing on property, titles, debts, rights and obligations upon the death of an individual.” A pure mathematical database unmatched and unsafe. What remains from the most influential film directors/ books and authors/ TV series of all time? The 3 Gigabytes of Human Genome generates Kilobytes, Megabytes, Gigabytes, Terabytes, Petabytes,etc of digital information. And this cultural digital heritage is stored in smartphones, tablets, clouds, hard disks… It is only a click away. Jocking with Machiavelli´s words:“He can bear with equanimity the loss of his culture, but the loss of his hard disk may drive him to despair.“ I have considered Inheritance scenarios as large digital databases and reality as a process of hybridization, transduction and appropriaton.