Kutiman, the video remix artist best known for ThruYOU, changes it up a little on this video – he still pulls together disparate strains of YouTube musicianship into something that stands alone as compelling performance, now he adds other global street flavours to capture the visual mood of the day:
There’s even a brief cameo by Loukanikos!
Now I can’t resist tacking this on:
BTW, you wouldn’t know it from the major media, but there is a sizable protest happening in New York right now, as a group of protesters drawing inspiration from Egypt, Spain and elsewhere attempt to occupy Wall Street. The lack of mainstream coverage is not so shocking, but I also have to say at this point the alternative media is not doing a whole lot better job of getting the message out – if there is one. The site from ‘organizers’ Adbusters, which leans heavily on Twitter and Storify, just shows the profound limitations of those forms. The #occupywallstreet tag is a disassociated and formless wall of noise. Where are the stories from the park? The short blogged narratives? Perhaps this is an insignificant event, and there really is no there there… But it seems clear to me that the revolution will not be Like/Retweeted. If anyone still believes in the social power of new media, a major rethink is needed.