Draft Northern Voice Proposal

Scott's working notes

Mashups for Non-Programmers

this workshop will explore the creation of new mashups by NON-programmers. Starting with looking at what makes a good mashup, the workshop will offer the participants the chance to first brainstorm and then create their own using one of these lightweight tools

Current wikipedia entry for Mashup (all one word)
I copy the text below cause our own definition may change or we can add to this ?

Mashup (or mash it up) is a Jamaican Creole term meaning to destroy. In the context of reggae or ska music, it can take on a positive connotation and mean an exceptional performance or event. The term has also been used in hip-hop, especially in cities such as New York that have a high Jamaican population.
In popular culture, Mashup usually means:
  • Mashup (music), a musical genre of songs that consist entirely of parts of other songs
  • Mashup (web application hybrid), a website or web application that combines content from more than one source
  • Mashup (video), a video that is edited from more than one source to appear as one
  • Mashup, in parts of the UK also means a brew, or a pot of tea (colloq. Yorkshire)

...eeerr , i guess focussing on the 2nd one more specifically.... Anyone see this, "//Scorpio Rising//"?

Mashup (web application hybrid)
It is sometimes created as a critique or commentary on an existing work or product. The tactic owes much to previous recombinant forms including: content repurposing, most notably by Kenneth Anger in his 1963 film //Scorpio Rising//; DJ mixing and culture jamming.
Content used in mashups is typically sourced from a third party via a public interface or API, although some in the community believe that only cases where public interfaces are not used count as mashups. Other methods of sourcing content for mashups include Web feeds (e.g. RSS or Atom) and JavaScript.
Many people are experimenting with mashups using Google, eBay, Amazon, AOL, Windows Live, and Yahoos APIs.

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more stuff (added feb 12, 2007)

social software mashing