In RiP: A Remix Nanifesto, Web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the wall between users and producers.
RiP : A remix manifesto is an open source documentary about copyright and culture.
The film’s central protagonist is mashup artist Girl Talk. Also along for the ride are Creative Commons founder Lawrence Lessig, Brazil’s Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil and pop culture critic Cory Doctorow.
A participatory media experiment, from day one, Brett shares his raw footage at opensourcecinema.org, for anyone to remix. This movie-as-mash-up method allows these remixes to become an integral part of the film.
Best quote: “Corporations are completely taking over our culture and telling us that we can only consume it – and we’re saying ‘No!”, we’re saying we want to actually create with it, respond to it, take it, mutilate it, cut it up!”