Thursday, February 10, 2005

Hypertextual citation

Apparently it is (or was) windy and cold in Geneva as the photo appears to show. From an image randomly selected it's hard to tell if this is documenting extreme weather or simply a visitor's snap. Who knows, without a reference point? Selective sampling has become an important part of popular music. Much has been said about looping the bass of an old James Brown track or mixing in classic Blue Note tracks. Sampling involves a sort of disembedding or context-stripping. It's the first move in a remix and it can happen in any media. Web curios are often like this. For example, what's all this about...but wow!

1 comment:

Gareth said...

I once had a cold in Geneva, I used to call that a coincidence but now I know it sounds better to say synchronicity