Mix / Remix as Epistemology: The Implications of the Metamedium, Digital Media,
Jamie O'Neil (2007)

Mixing and remixing denote a basic process of digital media on many different levels, from the customization and convergence of different media, to the cutting, looping, editing, merging and superimposing of multiple sources within the same media. This paper examines how the process of mixing is analogous to thinking, and how digital technology (that enables more robust combinations of media) facilitates our pursuit of knowledge. It also links mixing/remixing to Alan Kay’s notion of the metamedium, a concept that is critical in connecting theories of media to emerging digital forms.


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