NEW YORK CITY
GUEST: DJ SPOOKY
New York City is the capital of remix with artists from all over the world collaborating on the future of music.
PLATO enters with a explosion, stepping through a vintage Star Wars poster and rips the paper apart with his bare hand.
Introduces remix professor Lawrence Lessig who arrives on a skateboard.
The duo start walking towards lower Manhattan with delightful banter going on how remix is part of how culture is made.
They drop into a movie theatre where Star Wars was first shown and talk to an old-timer about what it was like to see Star Wars in 1977.
More walking on the NYC streets and banter with shots of kids skateboarding.
We arrive at comic book store filled with Star Wars comics where we find the book of Joseph Campbell and uncover his idea of the monomyth.
More walking on the NYC streets and banter with shots with kids airbrushing illegal art on the walls.
They stumble upon a writer in a coffee shop who reveals there’s a transmedia storytelling ‘going on’ that has deranged generations.
We meet Nate Harrison and hear about his experience.
We post a video response on YouTube to Kirby Ferguson to ask him about the inspirations to Star Wars and find out about Westerns and War movies.
Before we know it Kirby appears and we hear from him about Flash Gordon (1936), Hidden Fortress, Yojimbo, The Searchers, The Good The Bad and The Ugly
And the Dambusters, the Bridges of Toko-Ri, Akira Kurosawa, Metropolis Tin Man, Space Odyssey, 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Forbitten Planet, Triumph of the Will and Silent Running that in one form or another were remixed into Star Wars.
Everything is a Remix, a web series that in part inspired this format
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