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is a term employed by
and other copyright activists to describe a
which allows and encourages
Such a culture would be, by default, permissive of efforts to improve upon, change, integrate, or otherwise
the work of copyright holders. Lessig presents this as a desirable ideal and argues, among other things, that the health, progress, and wealth creation of a culture is fundamentally tied to this participatory remix process.
Lessig is now using the term 'Read/write culture' to refer to broadly the same thing and 'Read only culture' to refer to a permission based culture. He has been queried as to his reliance on a binary opposite rather than a spectrum of permissions but this he explains is his way to broadcast this message to a mainstream audience.
in musicmaking is a prime example of reuse, and
culture's implicit acceptance of the practice makes it a remix culture. This term is often contrasted with
argues that the fables in The
are the oldest known example of remix culture.
Also consider Culture Jamming... using popular culture against itself.
Free Culture (book)
by Lawrence Lessig
Anime music videos
Remix Culture Symposium: Panel 1: Creative Commons Music
Remix Culture Symposium: Panel 2: Legal, Licensing and CC
Remix Culture Symposium: Panel 3: Creativity and the Commons
Lessig in conversation with The Booksmith on his book, REMIX
Everything Is A Remix
The blog about the web video series, "Everything is a Remix". Here's a sample:
RIP: A Remix Manifesto
in English) was published in 1928 by the
Oswald de Andrade
Its argument is that
history of "cannibalizing" other cultures is its greatest strength, while playing on the
interest in cannibalism as an alleged tribal rite. Cannibalism becomes a way for Brazil to assert itself against European post-colonial cultural domination. The Manifesto's iconic line is "Tupi or not Tupi: that is the question." The line is simultaneously a celebration of the
, who practiced certain forms of ritual cannibalism (as detailed in the 16th century writings of
Jean de Lery
), and a metaphorical instance of cannibalism: it eats
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