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Sep 28, 2014
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#firstlinelastline: Mashup the first line of a novel with the last line of another

Yesterday Matt Thomas tweeted a mashup of the first line from The Old Man and the Sea and the last line of The Great Gatsby. Then he tweeted one with the first line of Moby-Dick and the last line of Gravity’s Rainbow. I thought this mashup needed to become a genre, so I gave it a hashtag: #firstlinelastline

Some of the results are really fun. An easy way to get started is to look at these lists of 100 Best First Lines and 100 Best Closing Lines.

Tweet out your own and use the hashtag! #firstlinelastline

UPDATE: Oh, what the heck, let’s make it a Tumblr, too.

May 14, 2014
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Your legacy isn’t something you always choose. Sometimes it’s chosen for you.
Alfred Darlington, better known as Daedelus, whose song “Experience” was remixed by MadLib for “Accordian

Apr 28, 2013
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Withnail & I vs Star Wars mashup by raffjones

When an out-of-work droid finds himself far from his natural habitat of Camden, thrown deep into a galaxy far far away, it does nothing to dampen his quest for cake, tea and the finest wines available to humanity…

Oh, this is good.

Filed under: Withnail & I

Apr 26, 2013
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Andy Baio, “The New Prohibition”

“Fair use will not save you.”

Finally got around to watching Andy’s chilling talk on copyright, remix culture, and his legal battle and $30,000 settlement with the lawyers of photographer Jay Maisel. Ugh.

I wrote a little something about fair use for the New York Times last year. Murky waters:

Of course, one man’s fair use is another’s infringement, and unfortunately, the burden of proof in a fair use case is on the defendant, who, often lacking the money to fight in court, has no choice but to cease and desist. Many artists have suffered this fate, and so I continue making the blackouts with fingers crossed for a litigation-free future.

Jan 24, 2013
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Girl with a Pearl Earring Selfie


  The Vermeer mashup represents one of the internet’s many mysteries, and highlights some of the problems current and future researchers face when aiming to determine points of origin for creative works expressed on the internet and uploaded as an image file.
  
  The earliest reference to this piece I could find was March 5 2012, posted at the Clumsy Odd Stubborn Tumblr.[12] This post does not identify a source, nor the artist responsible. Later postings at other sites identified the artist as Mitchell Grafton, though with no link the artist’s site or original post source. The image achieved widespread exposure when it was posted by pioneer blogger Jason Kottke on October 18 2012.[13] Kottke clarifies that he has been unable establish an “airtight” source or attribution for this image.


(via Three Pipe Problem: Alteration and invention - Raphael, Vermeer and the mashup)

Girl with a Pearl Earring Selfie

The Vermeer mashup represents one of the internet’s many mysteries, and highlights some of the problems current and future researchers face when aiming to determine points of origin for creative works expressed on the internet and uploaded as an image file.

The earliest reference to this piece I could find was March 5 2012, posted at the Clumsy Odd Stubborn Tumblr.[12] This post does not identify a source, nor the artist responsible. Later postings at other sites identified the artist as Mitchell Grafton, though with no link the artist’s site or original post source. The image achieved widespread exposure when it was posted by pioneer blogger Jason Kottke on October 18 2012.[13] Kottke clarifies that he has been unable establish an “airtight” source or attribution for this image.

(via Three Pipe Problem: Alteration and invention - Raphael, Vermeer and the mashup)

Jan 17, 2013
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Bad lip reading of NFL players

Take footage of NFL players, coaches, and officials talking, dub it poorly with alternate dialogue, and you get a bit of genius.

Really, really funny. Filing this under: captions

Sep 29, 2012
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I think if somebody wanted to borrow imagery I was using I would be flattered. I don’t think imagery should be owned, including my own. If it’s part of our world, it’s like owning words — it’s stuff to use.

May 19, 2012
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Spotted at the Renegade Craft Fair in Austin this afternoon.

Spotted at the Renegade Craft Fair in Austin this afternoon.

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DJ Rob Swift on the techniques of scratching (and the ethics of copying)

Around 8:53, he explains the principle of what I like to call “transformation is flattery” in chapter two of Steal Like An Artist:

If you’re going to copy, figure out a way to make it better. Figure out a way to incorporate your personality in that particular style that you saw a DJ perform. In that way you’re always trying to keep the art progressing and you’re helping the art grow.

You don’t want to just be a copycat, you don’t want to just be someone who’s replicating what they’ve seen already. You want to understand what a person is doing, learn it, then make it better. That’s what people like Grandmaster Flash, Mix Master Ice, Cash Money all did from that one scratch that Grand Wizzard Theodore did.

(Source: nomadrobot, via braiker)

Mar 11, 2012
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