Mashup Response

For the readings on mashups, I thought about how interesting it was to explore a term that seems relatively in its infancy, even within the realm of new media design. It seemed like a lot of the authors didn’t want to tie it down to one specific thing, however they could concretely trace the history of the term in video and music. That being said, I think that the historical definition is too limiting, especially concerning early developments in web. One article sited tailored shopping experiences, photo scraping and geographic data. I like the idea of using mapping data, since it’s essentially a permanent ¬†and open data source, but I’m not sure if social data sources are as reliable and permenant as we think they are.

I particularly liked the articles that dealt with physical mashups. I think that is a good push in expanding the definition of mashups.

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