I feel we have an obligation to re-use. The best way to keep things from humanity’s pool of cultural artefacts and knowledge available is by re-using and remixing them.
Do you remix?
points to his blog post The way of the remix.
Where he asks:
Do you remix?
If so, how do you remix? What is your remix trigger? Is it curiosity or simply joining the dots as you see them? Do you like to layer-up? Or strive to simplify? Is it a tickly thought? Or a random one from left field?
Well yes, I think I do, although my definition of remix might be widened to include mashup. but of course, Everything is a Remix.
The why is harder, I am not a developer or an artist, I don’t make anything as polished as the remixes that scale on social media. I like to think it is because I nearly can. That is I am going to learn something in the process.
DS106 was a major trigger, the people involved, especially @cogdog, @jimgroom and @mvdfunes The daily creates from DS106 often led to remixing.
Wouldn’t it be cool is another trigger, or I wonder, or will it be funny, or impress someone(Usually only me). Or I learn about a new, to me technology and try it out.
Here are a selection remixes & mashups I am quite please with:
- pechaGif is a remix of the much more useful pechaflickr made by Alan, a sort of joke I guess. As with many remiixes it was an off shoot of another,
- DS106 GiF TV also silly.
- Dance Jim Dance is a sort of remix of a gif (one of the first I made) that was a remix of a video of Jim Groom. This generates gifs of Jim dancing (see also Don’s Gif Zen).
- Random Flickr Blendr remixes flickr photos, inspired by @mvdfunes. It actually is getting some use inspiring some of KevinHodgson (@dogtrax)‘s poetry
- A lot of my remixes involve gifs. These might start as video, or stills or layers of stills. I tend to remixed again and again #giffight was a tigger for many.
- Wire Characters Season 1
- More phenakistoscope a css animation which started with a wonder.
Featured image, a remix of a gif that I made as a remix of an image in the Tate. using The way of the remix by @bryanMMathers is licenced under CC-BY-ND.