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Thursday, July 15, 2004

Mix, Match, and Burn (and Win $200 Bucks)

I recently met a really cool guy named David that is working on a labor of love called mediatrips. This guy believes in free culture so much that he gives away 200 bucks every month to those who "rip and remix events from television and film to create something new/original"; this money is out of his pocket and he's a regular joe so he's not rolling in money. The award is given to those who produce the best mediatrips. Lessig is an advisor to the group.

This months competition:

Self-expression can be a traumatic experience. Artists understand this better than most people. Many painters, writers, singers go through intense emotions just before they release their work to the public because self-expression exposes you ... and it doesnt matter if you are making a flippant remark at the office water cooler or writing the screenplay for the next Spiderman movie. Every word out of your mouth reveals more about your[self] than reality.

Stephen King has revealed a great deal about himself through his writing. He is a gifted writer whose stories have resonated with millions of people. He is the subject for the first competition. I have included a link to his profile at the Internet Movie Database. It is a good place to find films to sample/mash.

Subject: Stephen King
Submission Deadline: August 7, 2004
Prize: $200 (All prize money is donated to EFF. It is given on behalf of the Winner)
Sponsor: David Goldschmidt



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