Friday, December 03, 2010

New Forms of Synthesis

Mark Twain Mashup from Nicolas de Peyer on Vimeo.

I didn't want to write a paper for my Final in one of my college classes that was focused on Mark Twain. So instead I scoured the internet, and the library, my librivox audio books, and my music collection, and I mashed this up.

Music is by Prefuse 73, and it is still one of their best songs. I highly recommend that you support Prefuse if you like them.

Will today's term paper be tomorrow's media mashup? Should visual literacy be contrasted against literacy, or is it really about the ability to synthesize concepts and communicate those in compelling ways?