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Remix Theory pp 63-127 | Cite as

Remix[ing] Theory

  • Eduardo Navas

Abstract

This chapter defines three basic forms of Remix in music and evaluates how they extend as a fourth form in art and media. I evaluate the principles of Remix against a set of new media art projects. I point out as necessary when a project is informed by remix, as well as when it is a remix in its own right, even when the author does not call it a remix. The chapter also examines the role of Remix in media. My particular examples are software mashups, defined as a combination of two pre-exisiting software applications; I then link mashups to the activity of blogging, commonly known as a form of online journal writing. To show how Remix principles take effect as conceptual strategies, as defined in the introduction, blogging is also linked to literature and appropriation art. Let us now define Remix to understand its complex role in art, media and culture.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eduardo Navas
    • 1
  1. 1.Information Science and Media StudiesUniversity of BergenNorway

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