Remix

Gopal's BlogThis started as a place to explore, practice, and develop my own writing. More recently I have also become interested in the phenomenon known variously as remix or mash-up. Applied largely to music and reporting, it has recently also emerged as a paradigm for constructing fiction. Examples are Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith, Android Karenina by Ben H. Winters and Leo Tolstoy, and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters and Jane Austen.

So in among my own writing endeavors, I’ve been experimenting with remix in some story fragments which overlays my story ideas over a base borrowed to a greater or lesser extent from old classical works, now in the public domain, by authors like Robert Louis Stevenson, Aleksandr Pushkin, and Edwin A Abbott.

From what started as a small experiment I’ve discovered that I enjoy the creative buzz of constructing, copying, modifying, splitting, splicing, remixing, mashing-up, synthesizing, distilling, and generally playing with stories and story fragments irrespective of their source. Metaphorically it feels similar to the way in which DNA is copied, modified, and combined to produce new varieties.

Interesting waters to navigate.

Kind regards,
Gopal Ramasammy-Cook

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