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Mark Amerika
Copyright Date: 2011
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 336
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    Book Description:

    Remixthebook explores the mashup as a defining cultural activity in the digital age, tracing the art of the remix to previous forms of avant-garde and modernist art through mashups of deftly sampled phrases and ideas. Mark Amerika captures the unique and continually shifting digital moment in which we live and situates the remix as an art form and literary intervention.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-7871-6
    Subjects: Art & Art History

Table of Contents

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. Acknowledgments
    (pp. ix-x)
  4. Play All the Remixes (An Introduction)
    (pp. xi-4)

    This is not a book per se. Think of it as more of a hybridized publication and performance art project that appears in both print and digital forms. The work started out as a series of theoretical performances that took place in my Professor VJ blog ( but that have since been remixed into this multitrack composition featuring selectively sampled phrases and ideas from visual artists, poets, novelists, musicians, theorists, comedians, and process philosophers who have influenced my own creative practice throughout my life.

    One of the main reasonsremixthebookis more than a print book published by a prestigious...

  5. Source Material Everywhere (The Alfred North Whitehead Remix)
    (pp. 5-44)
  6. Mind Bank Network (The Allen Ginsberg Remix)
    (pp. 45-78)
  7. Artist, Medium, Instrument (The Nam June Paik Remix)
    (pp. 79-106)
  8. The Renewable Tradition (Extended Play Remix)
    (pp. 107-214)
  9. Why Video Games Suck (The Ad Reinhardt Remix)
    (pp. 215-236)
  10. Mark Amerika Nature Photography (Studio Remix)
    (pp. 237-262)
  11. Situationist Comedy (Alternative Laugh Track Remix)
    (pp. 263-282)
  12. Premonition Algorithm (The Big Kahuna Remix)
    (pp. 283-308)
  13. Source Material
    (pp. 309-313)
  14. Back Matter
    (pp. 314-314)