We are in the cyber era where everything is one click away. The Internet is available almost everywhere and getting faster than ever. One second you’re a trend, the other you’re in oblivion. One thing doesn’t go unpunished, plagiarism. Where does it stand in the Cyber Age?
Plagiarism is not new. It traveled the ages for millennia ever since “monkey see monkey do.” We copy what we believe is helpful, get us attention, or make us look cool. It’s no brainer, and it doesn’t take PH.D. in psychology to recognize the signs of people copying what they see.
When I studied art, we would copy what our eyes saw. That is to train the eye to replicate what it sees in detail from shapes to nuances of colors. Graphic Design and Illustration are two practices among many to develop the eye in precise training to copy and mimic. Even recognize whatever it sees and associates it with basic shapes and colors.Continue reading