The Elements of Creativity. They come down to this: Copy. Transform. Combine. Nothing is truly original. Everything is a remix, more or less.
Director Kirby Ferguson first traced this idea through literature and music, then through filmmaking. Next up? Technology, computers and user interface. Above we have the third and penultimate installment in the “Everything is a Remix” series. (You can watch it in large format here.) Look for the final segment to appear this fall, and consider supporting the project here.
Nice work Kirby and h/t BrainPickings.
I’ve heard that no work of fiction deals with a theme that Shakespeare didn’t already cover in one of his plays.