notes on viewing DJ Spooky talk on remix culture



  • mashup/remix culture as a direct result of "non-linear editing"
  • "my archive is part of my palette"
  • the event was a "social sculpture"
  • the unheimlich == DJ "Spooky"
  • jazz in relation to the grid (1st street, 5th ave) of the urban landscape
  • birth of a nation = "crisis of realism in American cinema"
  • "if you think of an artist as a person who is creating singularly, you are missing the point"
  • sampling in the 90's revealed a pan-humanism (globalization of sound, mixture of cultures) - not a bad or good thing but what is happening
  • North America as the obvious source of mashup culture b/c its the collision of European and African cutlures