From the 80s Remix Archive: Reagans Promote Crack Cocaine

That classic was done by Cliff Roth in 1988, almost twenty years before YouTube, with nothing but a couple of VHS decks—kinda like walking uphill to school in the snow both ways. And this tweet from WFMU links to this post at the Disinformation blog post that, in turns, links to Jonathan McIntosh’s essay “A history of subversive remix video before YouTube: Thirty political video mashups made between World War II and 2005.” Brilliant stuff, a must read/watch for ds106 remix portion of the course moving forward.

As an aside, recently Martin Weller, George Siemens, and Alan Levine were talking about what media-centric journal might look like, and it occurs to me it would like like a good blog about compelling media 🙂 I can’t think of a better example.

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