“Everything is a Remix” is a popular video series created by Kirby Ferguson. It focuses on the idea that everything we create draws inspiration from something that already exists. So, instead of trying to avoid making our creations similar in any way to those already successful, we should be trying to build off of and improve the ideas around us.
“Everything we create draws inspiration from something that already exists.”
Ferguson describes the process of copying, combining, and transforming materials to create something unique, “Creation requires influence. Everything we make is a remix of existing creations, our lives and the lives of others. We need copying to build a foundation of knowledge and understanding, and after that things can get interesting. After we have grounded ourselves in the fundamentals through copying, it’s then possible to create something new through transformation.”
You can watch all four parts of “Everything is a Remix” below