Copyright in a Remixed World

Illustration by Gustave Doré. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Copyright and Remix Theory

DJ Grandmaster Flash By Mika-photography — Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons

The Origin of Remix

Pierre Menard’s “Quixote” as a Remix

“literature is not exhaustable, for the sufficient and simple reason that a single book is not. A book is not an incommunicable being: it is a relationship, it is an axle of innumerable relations. A piece of literature differs from another…less by the text than by the way it is read.

Umberto Eco and Semiotics

“California Fan Palm” By Seauton, 24 February 2019 — Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons, “Eastern White Pine” By Ryan Hodnett — Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons

The Role of the Author/Writer/Creator

Bamboo by Acabashi — Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Rhizomatic Ideation

Borges, Kafka, and Rhizomes

Figure 1: The writings of Zeno, Han Yu and Kierkegaard are represented as shoots of bamboo labeled A, B, and C. (Image mine)
Figure 2: The introduction of Kafka’s writing, represented by the sprouting of shoot K, clarifies and reinforces the rhizomatic connection of the three other shoots. (Image mine)

Giving the Mic Back to the MC

Jorge Luís Borges in 1951, By Grete Stern —, Public Domain, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Critical thinker in the streets — Musician in the sheets.

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