Creativity is often the result of seemingly unrelated ideas coming together to shape our concepts. Quite often than not, our ideas are built upon the ideas of others who have come before us. We often adapt or edit past ideas and repurpose them for our creative efforts. Yes, we remix ideas all the time.
Kirby Ferguson, a New York-based filmmaker, produced the following 4 part web series in 2011 called “Everything is a Remix” to highlight how creative remixes have worked in the past and continue to shape the way we build our world. He uses examples from music, film, and business to make his argument. These videos are really well done. Please take a few moments to watch them. (Hint: Watch each short video all the way to the end.)