Some work of Brendan Stone prompted a recollection in me about the remix manifesto by Brett Gaylor. In collaboration with others, some quite famous in these circles, the manifesto was put together and reads:

A Remixer’s Manifesto

  1. Culture always builds on the past.
  2. The past always tries to control the future.
  3. Our future is becoming less free.
  4. To build free societies you must limit the control of the past.

The rip: remix manifesto site.

This video on the Boing Boing site introduces the basic principles.

Site Links:

Brett’s Open Source Cinema site

Interesting videos on the Open Source Cinema site explaining the movement

Other topic-related sites:

Remix America


And a Girl Talk Rotoscoped video produced by 64 students: