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Kirby Ferguson

Everything is a Remix: How Creativity Begins With Copying

I came across this documentary on PetaPixel yesterday and thought I would share it. Everything is a Remix is a short film by Kirby Ferguson that puts forward the idea that most things we celebrate as original and creative are based on previous work by others. Kirby presents a fascinating argument backed up by some convincing evidence and then goes on to describe how the original motivations of intellectual property mixed with human nature have lead us to the litigious world we now live in that stifles creativity.

It is an excellent documentary that is well worth watching.

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If you enjoyed watching that, you can also support Kirby’s next project “This is not a Conspiracy Theory” on Kickstarter.