so here's a video of the lovely Fraser and Rik performing at the Fringe this year. I'm posting because its actually a great example of cultural remix; of users re-appropriating broadcast brands in a new context.
I wrote back in November a post about the evolving ecology of TV and how it had to learn to sit in peace alongside its new user-generated siblings. at the time I commented that:
"both [corporate and user-generated content] are entertaining, and both have their place in the new TV
ecology. it's notable that DoomBlake's recreative remix is
entertaining because of the original context as defined by
Lucas's commercial creative vision [of Star Wars]. these content siblings need each
other – one as source material, and the other as a way to stay
contemporary in a changing world"
I kinda think that in their own unique way, Fraser and Rik in coming Back From The Future are doing their own little bit for the future of communications…