Remixing is something that comes from deep within us. A child learns by remixing his or her parents’ behavior. Nothing novel is so new it does not relate to anything remotely similar. Originality can be regarded a strange obstacle to innovation, comparing the Western world to China. The remixing mindset is an enormous source of creativity – the Chinese refer to it as Shanzhai. Would open design be possible without it? Would culture be possible without it? What is the difference between jazz and casemodding?

remix contents in Open Design Now:

Preface / Bas van Abel, Lucas Evers & Roel Klaassen

Open design existed before the publication of this book, of course. At the end of the last century, it was defined as design whose makers allowed its free distribution and documentation and permitted modifications and derivations of it. More than … Continue reading

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