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Kirby Ferguson recently wrapped up his four-part 40-some-odd-minute online video series inspired by a Jim Jarmusch poster-sized filmmaking manifesto, Everything is a Remix. It’s part historical documentary, part research project, and a wholly fascinating “examination of how our world is the way it is because of an innate cut-and-past culture.” From inspecting the music and lyrics of Led Zeppelin to looking at cellular biology, Ferguson argues incredibly succinctly and successfully how stealing/borrowing/remixing isn’t just “how a handful of things come to fruition, it’s how everything gets made.” You should watch the series. And then you should donate to Ferguson’s latest Kickstarter campaign to ensure he makes some more. This is Not a Conspiracy Theory is the Canadian auteur’s latest passion project. He’s hoping, with your support, it will become a multi-part program “that will explain the major ideas, events and human quirks »

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