"the remix is the very nature of the digital" William Gibson
As Faris (from whom I remixed the Gibson quote above) has said eloquently for a few years now, culture is inherently recombinant. Kirby Ferguson, a New York-based filmmaker, is producing a web series on the subject. The first couple of short films are quite absorbing, and make the point very well with some fascinating examples. Worth a watch.
…and Part 2:
(HT to Rubbishcorp for the find)