Artificial Digital Scarcity: A Digital Art Showcase Without the Show

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Seven USB-drives are on display. Each drive contains a unique work of digital art. No one has seen these works apart from their creator and no other copies exist in the world. Would you keep unique art to yourself, share it with a select few or share it with everyone? In this age of digital production and near-instantaneous transmission of data, what does it mean to experience something unique? How does one own a work of art? What is the value of ubiquity versus scarcity?

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