This is an exploration of the RMBL (rip, mix, burn, learn) culture. Not copyright denouncement or P2P music stealing, but the potential to build on the ideas and works of others, the synergy that happens with sharing, the innovation that emerges from making novel connections & rework.
- My first introduction / inkling was this C5 piece
- My first immersion this wiki presentation
- My first (major) rip AOK
In a larger sense, remixing can be seen as a major conceptual leap: making music on a meta-structural level, drawing together and making sense of a much larger body of information by threading a continuous narrative through it. This is what begins to emerge very early in the hiphop tradition in works such as Grandmaster Flash's pioneering mix recording Adventures on the Wheels of Steel.
The importance of this cannot be overstated: in an era of information overload, the art of remixing and sampling as practiced by hiphop DJs and producers points to ways of working with information on higher levels of organization, pulling together the efforts of others into a multilayered multireferential whole which is much more than the sum of its parts. Wikipedia
A non-musical example of a remix may be wikiversity
Take a look at some of the examples in this piece from Jon Udell. In particular, the wikipedia history visualizations using grease monkey are impressive - like playing the annealing in fast time
There is something very powerful when software scripts can 'bring forth new meanings' from the same text or music.
- ccMixter - one of many, the the best known community music sites featuring remixes where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want.
- Austafe2005 - A collaborative (rip, mix, feed) effort to present at, and document the AusTAFE 2005 conference
- H20 Playlists - An H2O Playlist is a series of links to books, articles, and other materials that collectively explore an idea or set the stage for a course, discussion, or current event. Check this KM playlist
- WebJay - An example of a 'playlist' community website.
- RipMixLearn - Alan Levine
- More Ripping and Mixing - from Brian Lamb and the UBC's Office of Learning Technology,
- Watching Katrina - Will Richardson's interest in 'citizen teacher' and wikipedia's early start to documenting Hurricane Katrina.
- News - book mashups - XML at work
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