322 Pages
    by Routledge

    322 Pages
    by Routledge

    Keywords in Remix Studies consists of twenty-four chapters authored by researchers who share interests in remix studies and remix culture throughout the arts and humanities. The essays reflect on the critical, historical and theoretical lineage of remix to the technological production that makes contemporary forms of communication and creativity possible. Remix enjoys international attention as it continues to become a paradigm of reference across many disciplines, due in part to its interdisciplinary nature as an unexpectedly fragmented approach and method useful in various fields to expand specific research interests. The focus on a specific keyword for each essay enables contributors to expose culture and society’s inconclusive relation with the creative process, and questions assumptions about authorship, plagiarism and originality. Keywords in Remix Studies is a resource for scholars, including researchers, practitioners, lecturers and students, interested in some or all aspects of remix studies. It can be a reference manual and introductory resource, as well as a teaching tool across the humanities and social sciences.


    Eduardo Navas, Owen Gallagher, xtine burrough


    1 Appropriation

    Authored in Collaboration with Contributors

    2 Archive

    Richard Rinehart

    3 Authorship

    John Vallier

    4 Bricolage

    Annette N. Markham

    5 Collaborative

    Aram Sinnreich

    6 Consumerism

    Pau Figueres

    7 Copyright/Fair Use

    Patricia Aufderheide

    8 Cut-up

    Janneke Adema

    9 Creativity

    xtine burrough and Frank Dufour

    10 Deconstruction

    David J. Gunkel


    11 DIY Culture

    Akane Kanai

    12 Fan Culture

    Joshua Wille

    13 Feminism

    Karen Keifer-Boyd and Christine Liao

    14 Intellectual Property

    Nate Harrison

    15 Jazz

    T Storm Heter

    16 Location

    Dahlia Borsche, translated by Jill Denton

    17 Mashup

    Nate Harrison and Eduardo Navas

    18 Memes

    Authored in Collaboration with Contributors

    19 Parody

    Mark Nunes

    20 Participatory Politics

    Henry Jenkins and Thomas J Billard, with Samantha Close, Yomna Elsayed, Michelle C. Forelle, Rogelio Lopez, and Emilia Yang

    21 Remix

    Eduardo Navas

    22 Sampling

    Owen Gallagher

    23 Transformative

    Francesca Coppa and Rebecca Tushnet

    24 Versioning

    Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky


    Eduardo Navas is the author of Remix Theory: The Aesthetics of Sampling (2012) and Spate: A Navigational Theory of Networks (2016). He is co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies (2015). He currently researches and teaches principles of cultural analytics and digital humanities in the School of Visual Arts at Pennsylvania State University, PA. He is Research Faculty in the College of Arts and Architecture's Arts & Design Research Incubator (ADRI), and a Center for Humanities and Information Research Fellow (CHI) also at Pennsylvania State University.

    Owen Gallagher is a lecturer of Web Media at Bahrain Polytechnic, specializing in graphic design, filmmaking, animation and interactive media. He received his Ph.D. in Visual Culture from the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and has published a number of book chapters and journal articles on remix culture, intellectual property and visual semiotics, as well as presenting his research internationally. Gallagher is a co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies (2015) and maintains a number of websites including totalrecut.com, an online community archive of remix videos, and criticalremix.com, an outlet for ongoing remix-related research.

    xtine burrough makes participatory projects for networked publics. burrough is co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies (2015), author of Foundations of Digital Art and Design (2013), and editor of Net Works: Case Studies in Web Art and Design (2011). She is editor of The Visual Communication Quarterly. An associate professor in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at the University of Texas at Dallas, burrough co-directs the Social Practice & Community Engagement (SP&CE) Media Lab and LabSynthE, a laboratory for the creative investigation of synthetic and electronic poetry.

    "Keywords in Remix Studies reads like a work of conceptual software art, one that samples ideas from the language of new media and can readily be applied to the practice of everyday life." -Mark Amerika, author of remixthecontext and the remixthebook