16 March 2008

Jonathan gives us stories to play with

Jonathan Lethem has started something he calls the Promiscous Materials Project.

These stories are for filmmakers or dramatists to adapt. They’re available non-exclusively -- meaning other people may be working from the same material -- and the cost is a dollar apiece.

There’s a simple written agreement to sign, which imposes a couple of restrictions, and that's it -- once you've paid your dollar and signed the agreement, you're free to adapt or mutate the story as you please.

Open source philosophy applied to literature. Muy bueno!

I guess it's unnecessary to mention that he's a genius author too? If in doubt, check out Motherless Brooklyn.

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