Choose Your Doppelgänger

DONE Edited into Wikipedia [ view article | view edit ]

For the letter ‘D’ I chose to illustrate the Doppelgänger article. Make sure you scroll all the way down to help me choose between the different options for this article.

Doppelgänger 1, Markers on paper (more Doppelgängers below)

One consequence of releasing work under Wikipedia’s Creative Commons license is that anyone can copy it, remix it, republish it…

Releasing some of this control means I might encounter my own work in a complete different context and end up with “the sensation of having glimpsed oneself in peripheral vision”. This is both exciting and terribly frightening as I might be confronted with my evil self…

Many artists express this fear from losing control over their work. In this project we want to address these fears starting with clarifying the terms. We would stress that Creative Commons licenses allow you to keep the rights you care about while  releasing some aspects depending on the CC license you choose. Rather than choosing from the extremes of “All Rights Reserved” vs. “No Rights Reserved” (Public Domain) Creative Commons means “Some Rights Reserved”. This video makes a good case for Free Culture and Creative Commons licenses:

Here are the drafts

This one is a study for the version above:

Doppelgänger 2, Ink on paper

These are three drafts of another option:

Doppelgänger 3, Markers on paper

Doppelgänger 4, Markers on paper

Doppelgänger 5, Pencil on paper

And this one is yet another direction:

Doppelgänger 6, Markers on paper

In fiction, folklore, and popular culture, a doppelgänger (pronounced [ˈdɔpəlˌgeːŋɐ] ( listen)) is a tangible double of a living person that typically represents evil. In the vernacular, the word doppelgänger has come to refer (as in German "doppelt(e)") to any double or look-alike of a person. The word is also used to describe the sensation of having glimpsed oneself in peripheral vision, in a position where there is no chance that it could have been a reflection. Doppelgängers are often perceived as a sinister form of bilocation and generally regarded as harbingers of bad luck. In some traditions, a doppelgänger seen by a person's friends or relatives portends illness or danger, while seeing one's own doppelgänger is an omen of death.änger
Dec 31st, 2010

Now Discuss:


  1. Ellie Jan 7th, 11

    Galia! They are all gorgeous- my favorites, for this particular article, are #1 & #4. Keep up the good work!

  2. yael snir Jan 12th, 11

    הבחירה שלי היא Doppelgänger 4, Markers on paper.
    איורים מהממים.

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