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Reads tagged with “remix”

Arnold Schoenberg’s Music Notation Based on Tennis: A Tribute to George Gershwin
Arnold Schoenberg’s Music Notation Based on Tennis: A Tribute to George Gershwin

What the U.S. Open has to do with atonality and one of the great losses of twentieth-century music.

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Mashup Masterpiece: Cookie Monster Sings Tom Waits
Mashup Masterpiece: Cookie Monster Sings Tom Waits

A lip-synced case for the art of remix, or what Sesame Street has to do with the need to evolve copyright law.

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Science vs. Religion: 50 Famous Academics on God
Science vs. Religion: 50 Famous Academics on God

Decoding divinity, or what the great intellectuals of our time have to say about science and spirituality.

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Space Shuttle’s Legacy: A Carl Sagan Remix
Space Shuttle’s Legacy: A Carl Sagan Remix

What Koyaanisqatsi has to do with William Shatner and the future of space exploration.

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7 Platforms for Collaborative Creation for the Post-Industrial Age
7 Platforms for Collaborative Creation for the Post-Industrial Age

Reining in the maker movement, or what 3-D printed bikinis have to do with adjustable-height dog dishes.

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Happy Birthday, John Locke: The Essential Locke in 3 Minutes
Happy Birthday, John Locke: The Essential Locke in 3 Minutes

What the Founding Fathers have to do with remix culture and the centerpiece of consciousness.

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Networked Knowledge and Combinatorial Creativity
Networked Knowledge and Combinatorial Creativity

Why creativity is like LEGO, or what Richard Dawkins has to do with Susan Sontag and Gandhi.

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Book of Ice: DJ Spooky’s Cross-Disciplinary Antarctica Project
Book of Ice: DJ Spooky’s Cross-Disciplinary Antarctica Project

What emancipated penguins have to do with digital archives, propaganda art and the future of remix culture.

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The Dawn of Computer Music: A PBS Segment from 1986
The Dawn of Computer Music: A PBS Segment from 1986

A brief history of MIDI, or what the dawn of digital sampling has to do with air pressure.

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Everything is a Remix, Part 3: The Elements of Creativity
Everything is a Remix, Part 3: The Elements of Creativity

What Gutenberg has to do with Thomas Edison and the secret sauce of Apple.

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