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Everything Is A Remix

“the interdependence of our creativity has been obscured by powerful cultural ideas, but technology is now exposing this connectedness. [Today] we’re struggling legally, ethically and artistically to deal with these implications.”
— Kirby Ferguson


Does it ring a bell? The first-person narrator, a cultivated man of middle age, looks back on the story of an amour fou. It all starts when, traveling abroad, he takes a room as a lodger. The moment he sees the daughter of the house, he is lost. She is a pre-teen, whose charms instantly enslave him. Heedless of her age, he becomes intimate with her. In the end she dies, and the narratormarked by her foreverremains alone. The name of the girl supplies the title of the story ( ...more)

Multiple Discovery

"I invented nothing new. I simply assembled the discoveries of other men behind whom were centries of work. Had i worked fifty or ten or even five years before, I would have failed.

So it is with every new thing. Progress happens when all the factors that make for it are rady, and then it is inevitable. To teach that a comparatively few men are responsible for the greatest forward steps of mankind is the worst sort of nonsense."

— Henry Ford

remix ( as in culture )

folk art

Alan Lomax interviews Muddy Waters

John Coltrane interview

folk art online

remix, as in participation, as in culture...

... brooklyn

... san francisco

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... a bit more CSS

by default the elements on the page appear in the order that they appear in your code, the way they are positioned is referred to as the “normal flow” of the document. Block elements ( ex: <div>, <p>, <h1> ) flow vertically, stacked one after the other. Inline elements ( ex: <span>, <a>, <img> ) flow horizontally ( left to right ) one next to the other. You can override this default flow by asigning CSS positioning to your elements.

you can add custom fonts to your document by using the CSS @font-face rule, giving your font a custom name and specifying the url to the font file you want to use. keep in mind that not all font files work on all browsers though ( but otf tends to be the most cross-platform friendly ).

check out font squirrel for more font options.

CSS Animation!!!

...check the webeditor ( in the menu above ) fore a few more CSS tricks including transitions and animations