Rael Dornfest

O'Reilly Media

Rules for Remixing
23 minutes, 11mb, recorded 2005-03-15
Rael Dornfest
Some would argue that the learned professional dominated the 20th century, whereas, in the 21st century it appears that a paradigm shift is poised and ready. In an age where knowledge, information, and global communication are at the fingertips of almost anyone, the amateur enthusiast, the "citizen engineer" has the ability to make an impact the economy and society, to remix culture.

In a highly concentrated, super-charged discussion, Rael Dorfest, CTO of O'Reilly Media and series editor of the popular O'Reilly Hacks book series, outlines the theme of the 2005 O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, remixing. He examines the impact of the "remix culture" on business, innovation, the Internet, and the interaction between the customer with technology through mass amateurizaton. Mr. Dornfest discusses the ways in which we remix the web, remix music, remix television, remix networks, remix movies, remix data, remix text, remix syndication, remix the bookshelf, and other remixes.

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Rael Dornfest is the Chief Technology Officer of O'Reilly Media, Inc. In addition to his post as Program Chair of the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, he is the Series Editor of the O'Reilly Hacks book series where he has co-authored or contributed to a number of books including: Mac OS X Panther Hacks (ISBN 0-596-00718-3), Google: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition (ISBN 0-596-10019-1) and Google Hacks (ISBN 0-596-00857-0). When he's not at work for O'Reilly Media, he develops the open source weblog application, Blosxom, and is the Chief Editor of MobileWhack. Mr. Dornfest also maintains his weblog entitled Raelity Bytes.


This presentation is one of a series from the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference held in San Diego, California, March 14-17, 2005.

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