Asking the twitterverse to help explain to students in ds106, Digital Storytelling.

This was originally published on Storify at but because they are trashing their web site in May 2018, I have liberated my content here using the Storify Link Extractor tool.

Remix is the reworking or adaptation of an existing work. The remix may be subtle, or it may completely redefine how the work comes across. It may add elements from other works, but generally efforts are focused on creating an alternate version of the original. A mashup, on the other hand, involves the combination of two or more works that may be very different from one another.

"So what is the difference between a remix and a mashup? In my parlance remixes are alternate versions of a work, while mashups blend two or more works together. "

Mashup Remix?? Oh noes.

Everything is a Remix- Kirby Ferguson's 4 part video series

See more videos from the Everything is a Remix site

"A remix is an alternative version of a recorded song, made from an original version. Sometimes this term is also used for alterations of media or recreation other than song (film, literature,beverages etc.). Remixing is the adoption, alteration, and recombination of pre-existing cultural texts (songs, literature, paintings, etc.) to create something new."

"A mashup or bootleg (also mesh, mash up, mash-up, blend and bastard pop/rock) is a song or composition created by blending two or more pre-recorded songs, usually by overlaying the vocal track of one song seamlessly over the instrumental track of another"

I think this fruit metaphor is the best!

Kathy prepares kabobs

Strawberry and kiwi smoothie