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Explaining 'RiP: A Remix Manifesto.'

Photo of Eric Kohn By Eric Kohn | Eric Kohn April 15, 2009 at 8:39AM

Explaining 'RiP: A Remix Manifesto.'

Brett Gaylor's RiP: A Remix Manifeso works as a documentary on its own terms, but to fully understand the depth of the project you have to check out its interactive elements. Gaylor started the open source cinema project to allow users to cut their own versions of the movie, which deals with copyright laws and remix culture. Of course, this element ties directly into the open source concepts at the core of the movie, but it's a hardly a marketing gimmick. The remix possibilities actually offer an extension of the RiP experience and an illustration of its vision of the future. The trailer does a pretty good job of outlining the movie's general trajectory, but the above illustration (by Austin-based writer and illustrator Austin Kleon), lets you take in the entire scope with a single image.

Here's my indieWIRE review of RiP from its US premiere at SXSW, and a story I wrote about Gaylor for Stream last year.

This article is related to: Independent Cinema, New Media