A remix is defined as ‘a piece of media which has been altered from its original state by adding, removing, and/or changing pieces of the item.’ (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remix) Essentially, it’s the combination of texts to create a new text. Sometimes it’s incredible and sometimes you just think:
But all that aside. Whether or not we like them, remixes are happening and they’re happening now more than ever. But why? Well, I think it’s because everyone wants to be a content creator. Not only that, but everyone can be a content creator, all you need it a phone/laptop/brain and you’re just as well equipped as the big dogs. You’re taking something and putting your own spin on it, making it your own. This is called remix culture.
To give you an example, there is a group called Mashd n Kutcher (punny I know), they were discovered on Facebook for their wacky remixes of everyday things. Just one of the examples of how remixes are becoming so easy to create/find in our society today.