“Cop to Conductor: Negotiating and Remapping Meaning in Existing Public Art” by Berreth

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    Cop to Conductor: Negotiating and Remapping Meaning in Existing Public Art

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    There is a crisis in our communities about the tributes to a shared civic life represented in existing public artwork and monuments. Culture wars are being waged herein and appear increasingly unreconcilable. This paper discusses this moment and describes the range of strategies artists and designers have used to remediate these works. It presents a project description of an interactive artwork that suggests innovative approaches in this realm. The author introduces a conceptual model which served as inspiration for the piece that may be useful when discussing and designing
    such interventions.

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