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Everything is a Remix

February 17, 2012

Check out this 4 part series Kirby Ferguson has put together.  It’s well done and worth a watch! 

Remixing is a folk art but the techniques are the same ones used at any level of creation: copy, transform, and combine. You could even say that everything is a remix.

An exploration of the remix techniques involved in producing films.

Creativity isn’t magic.

Our system of law doesn’t acknowledge the derivative nature of creativity. Instead, ideas are regarded as property, as unique and original lots with distinct boundaries. But ideas aren’t so tidy. They’re layered, they’re interwoven, they’re tangled. And when the system conflicts with the reality… the system starts to fail.

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