The Observer profile of Fotomoto. “Pop that develops in isolation can grow up rich and strange. Influences are mistranslated, mangled and reimagined.” And that’s what the net is changing, I suppose. We are moving towards a point in which a creative’s cultural influences will never again be ‘difficult’ to locate & obtain, if only in degraded ‘web-ready’ form (compressed MP3, image of an artwork, scan of a photo). That said, we’re not there yet (try tracking down the works of British neo-romanticism post-1935); and this state-of-affairs in itself may throw up all sorts of interesting cultural “re-imaginings”.