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Everything is a Remix Part 4

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My thanks to Louis Wesolowsky, Juan Behrans, Kevin Devroo, A.M. Garcia, Bran Dougherty-Johnson, and Greg Wilson for their contributions.

If you notice any errors in this video, I would appreciate if you could leave a comment below.

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Everything is a Remix Part 4 Transcript

The genes in our bodies can be traced back over three-and-a-half billion years to a single organism, Luca, the Last Universal Common Ancestor. As Luca reproduced, its genes copied and copied and copied and copied, sometimes with mistakes — they transformed. Over time this produced every one of the billions of species of life on earth. Some of these adopted sexual reproduction, combining the genes of individuals, and altogether, the best-adapted life forms prospered.

This is evolution. Copy, transform and combine.

And culture evolves in a similar way, but the elements aren’t genes, they’re memes — ideas, behaviors, skills. Memes are copied, … Continue Reading

Everything is a Remix Part 4 Soundtrack

These two songs are missing from the player above:
“Plants Inside” by Strangeloop
“Freeze” by The Kleptones

Here’s a list of the songs in case you can’t see the Amazon widget.

0:05 “Plants Inside” by Strangeloop
1:00 “Galuchat” by Gui Boratto
2:12 “Freibad” by Hauschka
3:38 “Freeze” by The Kleptones
4:50 “Common Exchange” by Emika
5:32 “My Sweet Lord” by George Harrison
5:40 “He’s So Fine” by The Chiffons
5:57 “It Must Be Jesus” by The Southern Tones
6:08 “I Got a Woman” by Ray Charles
6:14 “Gold Digger” … Continue Reading

Tentative launch date for Everything is a Remix Part 4 is February 15th

That is all.

Defend the Right to Remix

Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, video artists who break the encryption on a DVD or sample online streaming videos could face legal threats – even if the video they create is considered fair use. Join myself, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and thousands of filmmakers. Visit Rip Mix Make to voice your support for decrypting videos for the purpose of remixing. Please do so before February 10th.

Trade and Order

Obama’s graphics team employed a bit of subliminal remixing during the 2012 State of the Union. This is the titling accompanying his introduction of the Trade Enforcement Unit, a body for “investigating unfair trade practices.”

Odds and ends

Here’s a collection of random items that have crossed my radar over the past few months but I’ve been too busy to post anything about.

“Shot-by-shot comparison of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” vs. scenes from 30 different adventure films made between 1919-1973.” Thanks Andy

Infographic about SOPA, another kooky new copyright bill.

Inspired by Apple, a blog featuring endless rip-offs of Apple. (via Daring Fireball)

This is an oldie, but I’ll mention it here for archival purposes. This American Life produced an excellent episode about patent trolls, When Patents Attack. This nice infographic was mostly sourced from the episode (via TechDirt). Planet Money also … Continue Reading

Everything is a Remix Part 4 update

Time for the classic good news-bad news combo. The good news is that Everything is a Remix Part 4 looks really good. In many ways, I think it’s the best thing I’ve done. The bad news is – of course – that it’s behind schedule, and honestly, I’m not even sure how far behind it is. My guess right now is that it will be out in mid-January. Visit here again for further updates or follow me on Twitter. Or best of all, sign-up for the mailing … Continue Reading

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