A reminder that most things, if not everything, is a remix on an old idea.
Making the case that nothing, not even The Matrix, is totally original, Everything Is a Remix is back with a stunning shot-by-shot breakdown of the dozens of references and influences that shaped the Hollywood blockbuster.
This video was edited by Rob Wilson and co-produced by Kirby Ferguson, the creator of the series, and written by Cynthia Closkey. In an interview with The Atlantic, Ferguson makes the case for rethinking our definitions of creativity and ownership:
I wanted to address the hypocrisy of property-centric views of creativity. Corporations — and even many authors — want monopoly rights that are as broad and enduring as possible, but the gaping hole in that approach is that all creations contain chunks of other creations. It’s a blurry boundary between where one work ends and another begins. We all copy, we all transform, we all combine.
The interview is continued here, and previous episodes of Everything Is a Remix can be found on the Video channel. Everything is a Remix is self-funded, and welcomes donations from viewers via their website.
i’ve said this before: life is just rehash.