How McLuhan, Agel, and Fiore Created a New Visual Vernacular for the Information Age | Brain Pickings

But among the trio’s greatest feats was the radical reshuffling and remixing of traditional specialized silos, wherein writers write in solitude, editors edit against impossible deadlines, designers design with purely aesthetic concerns, and booksellers sell based on rigid categories engineered around a stale market. In the foreword, Adam Michaels observes the “pedagogical prejudices” that have created a chasm between education in design and education in writing: Most educational superstructures ensure that the art student and the liberal arts student shall never meet. The alienation between text and image production is learned early on and reinforced by increased professionalization over the course of life.”

via How McLuhan, Agel, and Fiore Created a New Visual Vernacular for the Information Age | Brain Pickings.

 

RebelliousPixels | Digital Home of Pop Culture Hacker Jonathan McIntosh

RebelliousPixels | Digital Home of Pop Culture Hacker Jonathan McIntosh.

If DJ Spooky is a little too abstract and experimental for your tastes, Jonathan McIntosh dissects mainstream media with clever and critical remixes like his ad for “Wayne Enterprises,” his “Too Many Dicks” critique of The Daily Show, and his mashup of Donald Duck and Glenn Beck, “Right Wing Duck.”

mlk / john garang remix – YouTube

mlk / john garang remix – YouTube.

I asked graduate student and remix artist Steven Hammer to do a special MLK + John Garang remix on Martin King Day, 2011.  John Garang was the leader of the Southern Sudanese Liberation Army / Movement.  He was the the MLK of the Southern Sudanese.� Sudan held a referendum in January 2011 that in turn lead to South Sudan becoming its own country, July 9, 2011.

Bringing two similar figures like this together seems like a generalizable strategy for remix: what two leaders / speakers / voices might you remix?