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Archive by February, 2007

Gamer Remix

Image source: http://barnofhell.com/saskrotch.htm

The New Gamer stopped posting Gamer Remix Reviews some time ago.  Regardless, the reviews that are still available are worth perusing.

Some of the reviews that I find relevant to my research include Saskrotch – Nintendo Breakz Vol. 1, Binster – ICO (Icon OC ReMix), and McVaffe – Castlevania Adventure [CV2K] and Nullsleep – Depeche Mode GameBoy remixes.

Photobucket Relationship Highlights Strategy of Delivering Simple, High-Impact Creative Software to Millions

Image source: tutorials.photobucket.com/

Text source: Adobe Pressroom

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Feb. 21, 2007 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) is pioneering a new way to deliver its industry leading creative software technologies online, with the launch of its web-based video remix and editing technology. Today, Adobe and Photobucket announced a partnership to integrate Adobe web-based video remix and editing technology directly into the Photobucket user experience, giving 35 million Photobucket users direct, free access to world-class digital video editing tools. The agreement marks a new stage in Adobe’s delivery of its renowned video software technologies that today underpin flagship products such as Adobe® Premiere® Elements and Adobe Premiere Pro. (more…)

Jumpcut: a new online remix video application

Image source and project URL: jumpcut.com

Jumpcut is an online resource that allows you to “Upload your own video, photos and music; Explore shared content; Grab what you want, Create your own movies or Remix someone else’s to make your own version, Publish your movies to your friends or Share them with the world.

It’s worth noting that all video clips have “Remix” button.  A peculiar feature that makes this project standout as an opened-ended ongoing collaboration.

Digital Diving: A “cut and Paste” Update—A Panel Discussion

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents Digital Diving: A “Cut and Paste” Update. Moderated by Suzanne Anker, chair of the BFA Fine Arts Department at SVA, the symposium will explore the uses and abuses of digital technologies as they effect knowledge acquisition and its manipulation. “New media” models of the visual and alterations in community configurations will be the focus of the discussion . The panelists are Lauren Cornell, Joseph Nechvatal, Judith Solodkin, Bruce Wands and McKenzie Wark. The event takes place Tuesday, February 27, 7pm at School of Visual Arts, 209 East 23rd Street, New York City. Admission is free.

40-min MP3 of the history of bastard pop, remix and mashup

Image source: DJ Food

Text source Boing Boing

October 5, 2005

This is a 40-minute MP3 of a British radio broadcast called “DJ Food – Raiding the 20th Century” that attempted to sum up the entire cut-up/remix/mash up music movement. It’s lots of crazy, whacky, jarring, harmonious, tricksy, and serendipitous sound, and it made me laugh and think. The landing page for the MP3 has an exhaustive list of the samples employed.


The mash-up future of the web Pipes, by Bill Thompson

Image source: Pipes.yahoo.com

Text source: BBC

January 19, 2007

Pipes allows a mash-up of web 2.0 sites

The way we use the web is changing and the future lies in mixing, mash-ups and pipes, says columnist Bill Thompson.

When the web was young we were happy just to see words and pictures on the screen in front of us.

All backgrounds were grey, all fonts were Times and anything other than a static image required a “helper application” to be loaded and run, so that video clips and sounds played in separate windows on screen.


Do they still want their MTV? A changing format, by David Carr

Image source: http://www.hypebeast.com/
Text source: International Herald Tribune

February 19, 2007

NEW YORK: MTV prospered for decades because it looked like what a network might look like if a 16- year-old were doing the programming.

But now the music channel is trying to make its way in a multidevice, multiplatform, multichannel world, most of which is being programmed by a 16- year-old.

The velocity of change has left MTV occasionally looking as if were being programmed by an 83-year-old — namely Sumner Redstone, the chairman of Viacom, which owns MTV. The network, itself a stately 25 years old, has suffered a decline in ratings and cultural cachet.


EMI in Talks to Dump Copy Protection, by Jefferson Graham

Blue Note’s recording artist Norah Jones with Lee Alexander on bass and Adam Levy on guitars performing at House of Blues in Los Angeles.
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Text source: USA Today


LOS ANGELES — The music industry is looking ahead to life without copy protection.

Major label EMI — home of Coldplay and Norah Jones — is in discussions with online music stores about selling its music without copy protection, or digital rights management (DRM), according to two sources with direct knowledge of the talks who would not speak for attribution because discussions are ongoing.


All the World’s a Stage (That Includes the Internet), by Scott Kirsner

Roy Raphaeli, who is known professionally as Magic Roy, has video clips of magic tricks on Metacafe, a Web site that pays him if he attracts a lot of viewers.
Photo: Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times

Image and text source: NY Times.

Published: February 15, 2007

AT lunchtime, or when he is walking the halls of his workplace, Roy Raphaeli’s colleagues often beseech him to do a magic trick. Usually, he obliges. “I take the opportunity to show people my new stuff and see how they react,” said Mr. Raphaeli, 23, a Brooklynite who works for a mail-order camera retailer.
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10 Sites That Pay for Your Video (February 15, 2007)

While Mr. Raphaeli, known professionally as Magic Roy, has been entertaining people with card tricks and sleight-of-hand since he was 5, he does not perform at birthday parties or casino showrooms.

Instead, Mr. Raphaeli’s stage of choice is the Internet, where he has posted 30 short video clips to Metacafe, a Web site that pays video creators based on how many viewers their work attracts. So far, Mr. Raphaeli has earned more than $13,000 from the site, where his most popular card trick has been seen 1.4 million times.

As video sites look for ways to attract higher-quality content, they are dangling cash, usually offering to cut creators in on the advertising revenue their work generates.

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Remix Mies, an entry on Eikongraphia

Mies van der Rohe – Design Friedrichstrasse 1919

Text and image source: eikongraphia.com

The almost unnoticeable iconography of the `critical’ architecture of Mies van der Rohe has a long ignored overlap with the `projective’ architecture of Rem Koolhaas (OMA) and Alejandro Zaero-Polo (FOA).

In recent years the work of seemingly very different architects such as Asymptote, MVRDV, Claus en Kaan, UN Studio, Wiel Arets, Neutelings Riedijk, OMA and FOA shows striking similarities as a result of a common interest in using iconography in the design-process. This is an effect of the shift from a critical towards a projective practice. At this moment there is an international debate going on between architects that hold on to the critical theory, and architects that think that the critical project is exhausted and has to be replaced by a projective practice. Opposed to a critical architecture that resists consumer society, Robert Somol and Sarah Whiting position a projective architecture that looks for opportunities within the capitalist society and exploits these. 1 To clarify this difference I will confront the critical architecture of Mies van der Rohe with the projective architecture of Rem Koolhaas (OMA) and Alejandro Zaero-Polo (FOA). We might find a partial answer to the question – what does a projective building look like?


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