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Debord and Wolman—Détournement

Guy Debord and Gil J Wolman "A User's Guide to Détournement" (1956) in Situationist International Anthology (2006) trans. and ed. Ken Knabb pp. 14-21 It is not just returning to the past which is reactionary; even "modern" cultural objectives are ultimately reactionary since they depend on ideological formulations of a past society that has prolonged its death agony to the present. The only historically justified tactic is extremist innovation. (14) Unfortunately it is not only our various und...
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Jazz, Appropriation, Griffith, Ku Klux, Stefan Kac, DeBord, Wolman, Détournement, Remix Culture, From A Notebook, Situationists, Debord (guy, Wolman (gil, Gil J Wolman


Détournement as Resistance to Ownership of the Commons

McKenzie Wark The Beach Beneath the Street (2011) pp.40-41—Détournement as resistance to ownership of the commons The only problem I have with this is that it deprives the person making the reclamation of the transformative struggle which comes with striving for a unique, original accomplishment. Perhaps wholesale appropriations are crucial for their potential to remind collective society of its collective aspects; but the perpetrator has, as I take Debord to have said repeatedly, not accomplish...
Tags: Work, Jazz, Appropriation, Foucault, Stefan Kac, Michel Foucault, DeBord, Epistemology, Détournement, McKenzie Wark, Remix Culture, Situationists, Foucault (michel, Wark (mckenzie


Vincent Kaufmann on Détournement

Kaufmann/Bononno, Guy Debord It's true that détournement is also based on a technique of dissimulation, if we insist on using the term, even though it would be more correct to speak of it as a ruse or feint. But it is at the very least problematic to attribute such a technique to the practice—considered shameful or inadmissable— of autobiography, a larvatus prodeo to which no more than a handful of self-proclaimed scholars hold the key. Reading Debord is not like a game of Trivial Pursuit, and...
Tags: Google, Production, Creativity, Jazz, Appropriation, Ducasse, Stefan Kac, DeBord, Odéon Theater, Détournement, Remix Culture, From A Notebook, Situationists, Debord (guy, Intentional Fallacy, Kaufmann (vincent


Détourn or Deform?

"A Maximum of Openness: Jacqueline de Jong in conversation with Karen Kurczynski" in Expect Anything Fear Nothing (2011) ed. Rasmussen and Jakobsen p. 195 JdJ: ... If you look at it, you can see that I printed it in the smallest font possible so that no one could read it. And it was on purpose. I was already at that moment not very happy with the guys in Drakabygget, mainly Thorsen, I must say. The Drakabygget people were making détournements of articles of mine, such as "Gog and Magog," in thei...
Tags: Art, Collaboration, Jazz, Appropriation, Rasmussen, Gog, Stefan Kac, Jakobsen, Thorsen, Détournement, Remix Culture, Kurczynski (karen, Situationists, Karen Kurczynski, De Jong (jacqueline, Fakes And Fakery


Détournement and the Form-Content Binary

Anselm Jappe Guy Debord (1993) trans. Donald Nicholson-Smith (1999) ...Debord's whole conception of society is founded on détournement: all the elements needed for a free life are already at hand, both culturally and technologically speaking; they have merely to be modified as to their meanings, and organized differently. (61) In other words, nothing is new under the sun; but does that truism point to the Timelessness of what we've always had, or to its changeability via being "modified as to [i...
Tags: Jazz, Appropriation, Stefan Kac, DeBord, Détournement, Remix Culture, Situationists, Debord (guy, Form And Content, Jappe (anselm, Anselm Jappe Guy Debord, Donald Nicholson Smith


Classic meme characters now dating one another

Have you spent a worrisome amount of time reading r/PublicFreakout, r/IdiotsInCars or other archives of public misfortune? Perhaps you need a break from schadenfreude. Perhaps you should visit r/GatekeepingYuri. Remember Virgin vs. Chad, as emerged from 4Chan back in 2016? — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Gay, Memes, Chad, Remixes, Remix Culture, GatekeepingYuri Remember Virgin


Reactionary meme characters are now gay and in love

Have you spent a worrisome amount of time reading r/PublicFreakout, r/IdiotsInCars or other archives of public misfortune? Perhaps you need a break from schadenfreude. Perhaps you should visit r/GatekeepingYuri. Remember Virgin vs. Chad, as emerged from 4Chan back in 2016? — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Gay, Memes, Chad, Remixes, Remix Culture, GatekeepingYuri Remember Virgin


The Magic iPod is interactive nostalgia for your mid-2000s mashups

2007: the year of the iPhone. Do you ever miss those days, when you had to store your songs as digital files onto a small hard drive with a clickwheel? Fear not: the Magic iPod is here, offering you tons of opportunities for mid-2000s music mashup nostalgia. Choose a sample from 20 popular pop and hip-hop songs of the time, and then pair with any of the 23 rock/indie hits, and you suddenly have tons of options for fun and wacky mashups. Bubba Sparxxx and Vanessa Carlton? 50 Cent and Fall...
Tags: Post, News, Ipod, Kanye West, Aclu, Mashups, Vanessa Carlton, Mash-ups, Bubba Sparxxx, Ipods, Everything Is A Remix, Victor Luckerson, Remix Culture, Party Like It's 2007, Archibold, Pedro Vera Flickr CC


The Library of Congress is launching an open-source archive of hip-hop samples dating back more than a century

Citizen DJ is the brainchild of Brian Foo, a 2020 Innovator-in-Residence Program  at the U.S. Library of Congress . The goal of the project is simple: to provide free audio and video samples to encourage creativity through remixing. Or, in Foo's words: Cultivate the creation of new and transformative music using free-to-use audio and video materials from the Library. Connect the general public with culturally significant, underutilized, and free-to-use audio and video collections available fro...
Tags: Open Source, Post, Music, Remix, News, Congress, United States, Hip Hop, Library Of Congress, Djs, Wikimedia Commons CC, U S Library of Congress, Remixes, Sampling, Everything Is A Remix, Remix Culture


Quibi is the anti-TikTok (that’s a bad thing)

It takes either audacious self-confidence or reckless hubris to build a completely asocial video app in 2020. You can decide which best describes Quibi, Hollywood’s $1.75 billion-funded attempt at a mobile-only Netflix of six to 10-minute micro-TV show episodes. Quibi manages to miss every trend and tactic that could help make its app popular. The company seems to believe it can succeed on only its content (mediocre) and marketing dollars (fewer than it needs). I appreciate that Quibi is doin...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Apps, Hollywood, Media, Instagram, Entertainment, Youtube, Messaging, Disney, Tech, Snapchat, Netflix, Mtv


“Content network effect” makes TikTok tough to copy

Many TikTok videos don’t start from scratch, so neither can its competitors. TikTok is all about remixes where users shoot a new video to recontextualize audio pulled from someone else’s clip, or riff on an existing meme or concept. That only works because TikTok’s had time to build up an immense armory of content to draw inspiration from. Creators will find themselves unequipped trying to get started on TikTok copycats including Facebook Lasso, and Instagram Reels which is testing in Braz...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Media, Instagram, Entertainment, Youtube, Tech, Brazil, Zuckerberg, Facebook Instagram, Remixes