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Our Week of Mashup Madness
Combining seemingly unrelated existing things to form exciting new things is as old as chemistry (back when it was cool, before people started studying it). It’s even an occasional pop-music fad. This week, we got wired and inspired by Jhave Johnson’s mashup-machine prototype and by various poetry-world collisions.
Scorcese vs. cybernetics. Hugo is up for an Oscar this weekend. It was drawn from the same tale that inspired the creation of this charming, artistically-inclined automaton.
Tim Tebow vs. Dr. Seuss. The controversial football star sometimes stops to ham it up.
Megan Volpert vs. Andy Warhol. The angular-thinking writer praises pop art and mix tapes.
Math vs. Poetry. The twain meet and the two become one.
Poetry vs. Sci-fi. Ancient forms speculate futuristically.
De’Ath vs. Moore vs. Sincerity vs. Failure vs. Levin vs. Boyer vs. OWS. This was this week’s most ambitious mashup. We’re still cleaning up after it.