The Remix Aesthetic: Originality: Mixed and Mashed-Up, Jamie O'Neil (2006)

Today we are moving from the paradigm of the mix to that of the remix—this information age is a time of bringing forth new combinations of images/sounds/ideas. What we often term as “original” in digital media is actually a mix—a synthesis of tracks that becomes a new, homogeneous whole, a new aggregate, body or form. The remix is preferable because it is a variation on a whole/aggregate that allows us, via a superimposition, to see the “original” source - code. As such, the remix is endowed with its own unique, aesthetic, simply put: the Remixer fills the gap between the Creator and Spectator.

 

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