Sarah's take on "to be or not to be" makes this the perfect time to formally introduce the concept of the remix. Please review these videos and be ready to discuss Friday, 10.19.
Here is Kirby Ferguson, creator of the Everything is a Remix series, explaining his theory of creative inspiration, remix, and cultural commons, and citing some of history's best-loved "individual" creators and explaining how what they did was a remix, i.e., an extension and a part of the work that came before them.
2011/08 Kirby Ferguson from CreativeMornings on Vimeo.
Here is an example of an augmentative remix (contributed by course alum Maddy Hunt) in which a live talk by Sir Ken Robinson is reconfigured into multiple layers of visual media: