Remix Theory: The Aesthetics of Sampling by Eduardo Navas, Springer:
Remix Theory: The Aesthetics of Sampling is an analysis of Remix in art, music, and new media. Navas argues that Remix, as a form of discourse, affects culture in ways that go beyond the basic recombination of material. His investigation locates the roots of Remix in early forms of mechanical reproduction, in seven stages, beginning in the nineteenth century with the development of the photo camera and the phonograph, leading to contemporary Remix culture. This book places particular emphasis on the rise of Remix in music during the 1970s and ’80s in relation to art and media at the beginning of the twenty-first Century. Navas argues that Remix is a type of binder, a cultural glue — a virus — that informs and supports contemporary culture.
Eduardo Navas researches the crossover of art and media in culture. His production includes art & media projects, critical texts, and curatorial projects. He has presented and lectured about his work and research internationally. Navas collaborates with artists and institutions in various countries to organize events and develop new forms of publication. He has lectured on art and media theory and practice at various colleges and universities in the United States including Otis College of Art and Design, San Diego State University, Pennsylvania State University, as well as Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts and The School for Public Engagement at The New School. Navas received his Ph.D. from the Department of Art and Media History, Theory, and Criticism at the University of California in San Diego and is a Post Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen, Norway. Selected texts and research projects are available on Remix Theory: http://remixtheory.net. His main website: http://navasse.net