Everything Is A Remix: The iPhone Edition [Video]

Most of you probably know The Everything Is A Remix video series by New York based-filmmaker Kirby Ferguson plays on the remix culture and its key mantra that everything around us is a remix of previously made stuff and that all original material builds off of and remixes previously existing material.

The four-part video series and the companion website covers songs that remain the same, explores the remix techniques involved in producing films, details how innovations truly happen and criticizes the laws that fail to recognize the derivative nature of creativity.

In a nutshell, Kirby is saying that Steve Jobs and his team at Apple didn’t really invent Multi-Touch on mobile devices. Instead, Apple took the technology that’s been available for years, improved it vastly and shrunken it to fit inside mobile devices.

The video also does a great job explaining how real-world objects influenced the choices Apple made during the original iPhone development – hello, skeuomorphism!

Here we go: 
Everything Is A Remix: The iPhone Edition:

The First Part:
The Second part:
The third part:
And finally the fourth part:
 I’m liking his description for the System Failure video:
  Our system of law doesn’t acknowledge the derivative nature of creativity. Instead, ideas are regarded as property, as unique and original lots with distinct boundaries. But ideas aren’t so tidy. They’re layered, they’re interwoven, they’re tangled. And when the system conflicts with the reality… the system starts to fail.
So what do you think guys ?  


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