Brad Lichtenstein, Vernon Reid

What We Got: DJ Spooky’s Quest for the Commons


What We Got: DJ Spooky’s Quest for the Commons is a documentary film and interactive Web site that combines live action, documentary footage, animation, and collaborative, open-source authorship by Web users to question the meaning and function of intellectual property. The subject of What We Got is multimedia artist DJ Spooky who, for the purposes of the film, engages in a quest for “The Commons,” a fictitious location in which sampling and remixing of history, media, and other sources is entirely free.


  • Brad Lichtenstein

    Brad Lichtenstein is president of 371 Productions. His latest film, As Goes Janesville, about how GOP Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s …

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  • Vernon Reid

    Vernon Reid is a Grammy award-winning guitarist, composer and visual artist. In the 1980s, he led the pioneering multi-platinum rock band Living Colour,…

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