Ian Guthridge.com

The Promise of The Internet

by Ian on Jun.08, 2009, under Links, Rants

The Internet doesn’t seem to get a lot of love.  Popular opinion ranges from it being a useless toy populated by distractions like Twitter, Facebook, and Myspace to malevolent entity filled with spam, viruses, and porn.

While there is a lot of crap on the Internet, if you take the time to dig through it, you’ll be rewarded with some amazing creations that could only exist on the Internet.  For instance, Thru You brings remixing to a whole new level!  The creator, Kutiman, brings together unrelated Youtube clips to create entirely new musical compositions.

The amazing thing isn’t that he was able to make such an great piece of art. The amazing thing is it shows  how many different creative works exist on the Internet for free, and the power of being able to search, edit, comment, mark-up, and distribute uninhibited by the walls of traditional media.  I hope the Internet stays free, because there is no other forum for creativity that matches the it.

Where else can you find something like this:

It makes me wish I knew how to play an instrument…


(I meant to do a write-up about my experience at the Renaissance Fair last weekend, but I can’t find the cable to connect my camera to my computer, so that will have to wait.)

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