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Everything is a Remix by Kirby Ferguson

Everything is a Remix Part 1 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.

Please support Kirby Ferguson! Great information, wonderful video, and extremely informative! You will want to watch all parts of Everything is a Remix. Click here to view the site.

By Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina American writer, artist, and educator whose academic and research interests include feminist media histories, critical medical anthropology, technology, race, and ethics. She is a Ph.D. student in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Eugene V. Cota-Robles fellow. She received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts and holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Her work as been exhibited at Ars Electronica, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the GLBT Historical Society.

Her writing appears in art21, Art in America, Ars Technica, Hyperallergic, Rhizome, Vice Motherboard, and SF MOMA’s Open Space. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture. She is a co-founder of REFRESH, a politically-engaged art and curatorial collective and serves as the Executive Director for the Processing Foundation.

2 replies on “Everything is a Remix by Kirby Ferguson”

(I accidentally deleted my comment, so here goes another…)

‘Everything is a Remix’ is a masterpiece. It brings to light many things about music we ought to know, and does it in a very engaging, entertaining, way with never a dull moment.

And I think this is a matter more serious than replicas of Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and the like, because it’s so obvious. Facts about the former are not, but even worse is not caring.

A modest remark from Mr.Ferguson that anyone can do it? – no, even though technology makes remixing easy, it’s still a tool, and only that kind of intellect and artistry could put together something like that. (If I tried it and put it on YouTube you can bet that nothing will segue and all thumbs would go down.)

I’m actually looking forward to the next three parts.

You can view all three parts on the Everything is a Remix website. I just wanted to post Part I as a lead to Ferguson’s site. He definitely does a fantastic job at narration. Enjoy the rest!

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