Changing culture remix

Culture always builds on the past. And, “The times, they are a-changing.”

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  1. #1 by Mindy McAdams on November 6, 2010 - 3:36 pm

    Now, that was inspired! Nice work.

    Have you made remixes in this vein before? (It’s okay with me either way.)

  2. #2 by sadiecone10 on November 8, 2010 - 12:18 pm

    Megan:
    Okay, I’m obsessed with your video! It’s so cool! I really like how you commented on one of the main parts of the “Remixer’s Manifesto” regarding culture building on the past. I agree with you that, indeed, “times they are a’changin’.” I think attitudes will start to get more broad and accepting as remixing and culture jamming becomes more widespread and accepted. AWESOME job!

  3. #4 by Xuerui on November 9, 2010 - 9:01 am

    It is brilliant idea to think about culture as a remix job. You are right. The culture is changing all the time but still keeping something old. A lot of exotic elements are infused into one culture along with the globalization process. When date moves on, the culture is more and more diverse and plenty of new trends are created. But old traditions like Christmas and Thanksgiving are still kept but maybe in a trendy way. In my country, we started to celebrate western festivals like Christmas a few years ago but not the same way like here. We “remix” the new trend with our native ones.

  4. #5 by Kayley Thomas on November 11, 2010 - 7:04 pm

    Wow, this is so well done! The idea here and the editing is, as Mindy said, inspired! The way this particular song, so concerned with change and history, has passed through various hands and expressed through new voices highlights so well the way that certain media mean a lot to us as a culture. A song like this enters into the public memory and discourse and takes on new meaning for new generations, while still recalling other versions and other time periods – I still think of 60s culture and what this song meant then when I hear it, but it definitely speaks to our time too. If we can cover a song, why not remix anything that’s put out there? It gives us a way to enter into cultural conversation and give people a way to understand something because of the common familiarity; remix is the “new” literacy, except it’s been happening for quite some time – we’re just doing it in new ways, which is completely in the spirit of the concept and thing song. Great job with this vid!

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