What remix culture has taught us is that making derivative works can be a form of real originality, not that all derivative works are original.

In a tangential comment on a discussion of meme culture, a reader of Andrew Sullivan’s nails what needs to be said over and over again – creation and “curation”/remix are a spectrum, not a binary dichotomy, and each point of the spectrum has its own sub-spectrum of greatness and mediocrity.  (via explore-blog)

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