Remixing Text

After looking for the definition of text through several sources, a couple of words reappears. In Merriam-Webster it’s “the original words”. In Oxford English dictionary it’s “written or printed”. I began to think if there’s anything I would add to these definition. I remember reading “Remix” (Lessig, 2008). The idea behind “Remix” is that the current trent is we take texts and we add, change, recreate it into something of our own. The definition of text then as “the original words” could be debated. What would being “original” mean in this context? To use “written or printed” to describe text wouldn’t be accurate either then. The medium in which text is transmitted has moved beyond print.

Lessig, R. (2008). Remix. New York: The Penguin Press.

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