This weeks lecture explored the world of remix culture and mashups. Through the emergence of digital technologies, remixing music has become an activity being undertaken more often, and infant, more extreme. In my mind, i just automatically assumed both remixing and mashups were the same thing… but are they actually?
Mashups are actually visual remixes. Most mashups are usually created from videos and websites, combining content from various different digital sources. Mashups provide viewers of the internet with entertaining and creative ways to watch content. The concept “mashup” most commonly derives from the notion of combining numerous songs and “mashing” each song into one. Below i have attatched a prime example of what a mash-up looks/sounds like!
Remixing is made when various separate media components are combined to form a new and different piece of media with an entirely different definition than the original work, and altering the balance of the original track. There is actually three different types of remixing, extended, selective and reflexive.
Youtube is a central hub for both mashups and remixing, many channels are based purely on either/or both. Copyright laws are such a controversial debate, as many disagree with the fact ,we are able to reuse copyright content without permission for purposes of comment, critique, homage and media literacy education.