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Public Version of REL 161 Religion in the New Media

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Definitions of Remix:
- To pay homage to the past while creating something new.
- To combine or edit existing material in a way that creates something new.
- To re-read the tradition in light of new data, new challenges, and contexts is to keep it alive.
- Remix as “advances and retreats, tactics and gameplay with the text,’ as a type of cultural bricolage through which readers fragment texts and reassemble the broken shards.
History of Remix:
- Started in hip-hop. Key members: Grandmaster Flash, DJ Kool Herc, La Rock, African Bambaataa
- Remix like many other aspects of participatory culture can be seen as a tactic of the weak, those who are marginalized participating in and subverting dominant modes of cultural production, often confronting hegemonic meaning-making sys, in its path. Thus, remixes are challenging, calling into question, “the sanctions expert interpretations and readings of the text.
Remix culture is a society that allows and encourages derivative works by combining or editing existing materials to produce a new product.
When thinking of remix there are connections to restoration and restorative theology.
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