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Reads tagged with “remix”

Welcome, Stranger, To This Place: William Blake Set to Song
Welcome, Stranger, To This Place: William Blake Set to Song

“We reap not, what we do not sow…”

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Allergy to Originality: Mark Twain and the Remix Nature of All Creative Work, Animated
Allergy to Originality: Mark Twain and the Remix Nature of All Creative Work, Animated

Why why all creative culture is built on “plagiarism, literary debt, appropriation, incorporation, retelling, rewriting, recapitulation, revision, reprise…”

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Anatomy of the Influences Behind <em>Star Wars</em>: A Mashup Masterpiece
Anatomy of the Influences Behind Star Wars: A Mashup Masterpiece

From Igor Stravinsky to Tintin to Akira Kurosawa.

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Compiling as a Creative Act: What Duke Ellington’s Remixing Reveals about Plagiarism and Innovation
Compiling as a Creative Act: What Duke Ellington’s Remixing Reveals about Plagiarism and Innovation

Is genius a mosaic of “magpielike borrowings”?

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To Be or Not To Be: <em>Hamlet</em> as a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Novel
To Be or Not To Be: Hamlet as a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Novel

Ophelia as an emancipated science-lover and Hamlet as an emo thirty-something.

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Oliver Jeffers on the Paradox of Ownership and the Allure of Duality
Oliver Jeffers on the Paradox of Ownership and the Allure of Duality

“We only own something because everybody agrees that we do.”

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Amusingly Cryptic Warning Signs from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Autotuned
Amusingly Cryptic Warning Signs from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Autotuned

A serendipitous adventure in science communication.

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A Solitary World: A Breathtaking Homage to H.G. Wells from a New Genre of Cinematic Poetry
A Solitary World: A Breathtaking Homage to H.G. Wells from a New Genre of Cinematic Poetry

“What is this spirit in man that urges him forever to depart from happiness, to toil and to place himself in danger?”

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If Dogs Run Free: Bob Dylan’s 1970 Classic, Adapted by Illustrator Scott Campbell
If Dogs Run Free: Bob Dylan’s 1970 Classic, Adapted by Illustrator Scott Campbell

“If dogs run free, then why not we / Across the swooping plain?”

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The Story of a Cover Girl: Leading Designers and Illustrators Reimagine Nabokov’s <em>Lolita</em>
The Story of a Cover Girl: Leading Designers and Illustrators Reimagine Nabokov’s Lolita

“Love itself is not selfish, devouring or cruel, but in human beings it suffers a terrible coexistence with those qualities.”

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