Video from my talk at Ignite DC #2, titled “Becoming a DJ of Thought.” More description below the video.
Remixing is not just an art form: it is a fundamental method for understanding and interacting with what we know. Weâ€™ve realized the potential of remixing in music, literature, and artâ€”we must now remix the entire spectrum of human thought. If we can remix songs, why not the encyclopedia? If we can mash-up Jay-Z and the Beatles, why not Einstein and Darwin, the Bible and Pythagoras, Isaac Newton and Lewis Carroll? Remixing â€œthe stuff of thoughtâ€ will yield not only compelling art, but, with the right understanding and appreciation, real insight and scientific advancement. The innovators of the future will be â€œDJs of Thought,â€ sampling, mixing, and spinning all existing ideas and thought-objects into ever-new structures. They will remix what we know into what we could know. They will show the Academy how to dance.
Thanks to Bill Colgrove for slide design.