The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies

Eduardo Navas, author of Remix Theory (Springer, 2012), asked me to write an essay for The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies (Routledge, 2014) collection, co-edited by Navas, Owen Gallagher, and xtine burrough. They describe my chapter (“The End of an Aura: Nostalgia, Memory, and the Haunting of Hip-hop”) like this: “Christopher’s text by and large comprises a series of quotes by divergent authors, ranging from cyberpunk to hip-hop, which take the shape of an intertextual collage that turns into a case study of authenticity in the time of constant digital reproduction.” I was more than glad to have a venue in which to expand a few pieces that had originally appeared on this site combining sampling, mediated memories, Walter Benjamin, and cyberpunk.