As much as it is propaganda in favor of underachievement, recreativity is also, I suspect, a form of solace: reassuring balm for the anxiety of overinfluence, the creeping fear that one might not have anything of one’s own to offer.

Against recreativity: Critics and artists are obsessed with remix culture. - Slate Magazine

Reynolds cuts to the chase about why artists find the “everything is a remix” mantra so appealing.

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