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Remixing YouTube


File this under the "too amazing not to post even though everybody else is doing it" department, but Kutiman's project, ThruYou, is one of the most incredible media experiments I've yet seen.

This audio/video cut-and-paste represents, to me, the very best of the Internet's potential. YouTube became a gigantic repository of largely user-generated material which has become reasonably easy to mine. An enterprising (and brilliant according to my ears) musician needed only to piece together samples from a seemingly endless pool of candidates. I'm sure Kutiman may not have been the first, but he sure is good. I'd like to see more of this - there's so much material available, and plenty of talented mixers out there.

And, more broadly, I'd love to see what else clever artists can assemble from the mass of content at their collective disposal.