Kirby Ferguson has put together a fantastic series of videos explaining the notion that we are living in a remix culture where most cultural products are created by recombining previous ones. Here’s the complete series in order, along with a link to his Web site. Please do visit it, and if you want to support his work you can make a donation.
Part 1: The Song Remains the Same
Part 2: Remix Inc.
Part 3: The Elements of Creativity
Part 4: System Failure
Everything is a Remix: The Matrix
The Everything is a Remix TED Talk by Kirby Ferguson