Art, Intellectual Property and the Knowledge Economy (AIPKE)

Acknowledgement and Examiner's Report


This thesis was supervised by Professor Howard Caygill in the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London. The thesis was examined by Professor Scott Lash (Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London) and Professor Alan Scott (Department of Sociology, University of Innsbruck).

Special thanks go to all three, but also to Dr Bernadette Buckley (currently in the Department of Politics at Goldsmiths) and to Professor Christopher May (currently in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Lancaster University), who both read early chapter drafts and provided very valuable comments.

Examiner's Comments

The viva took place early in 2003 and the thesis was passed 'without correction'. The examiners commended Art, Intellectual Property & The Knowledge Economy for its "fascinating" and "striking arguments" and its "highly original and challenging main thesis". Its "innovative use of a wide range of material" was singled out. The "knowledge of information society literature" was described as "impressive". The "arguments and accounts of contemporary art theory" were described as "excellent". The examiners suggested that the "mature and wide ranging" work would "make an influential book". (A copy of the Examination Report is available on request.)