“Everything is a Remix” is a great, three part documental video dedicated to remixing. And this “remixing” is not music only related – for example movie industry loves all kind of existing material. The biggest hits are sequels, adaptations of comic books, video games etc.
Just like author Kirby Ferguson states – “Transforming old into the new is Hollywood’s greatest talent” 🙂
Remixing is a folk art but the techniques involved collecting material, combining it, transforming it are the same ones used at any level of creation. You could even say that everything is a remix.