About urinals and sampling

The cut-up method from Brion Gysin and William S. Borroughs, together with the emergence of the first conversational interfaces that enhanced the man-machine communication, shaped the sound of the last 40 years.



why would you think of Grandmaster flash the next time you go to  the toilet?



  1. Conscious, Unconscious and Accidental creation [1]

  2. Democratization of the creative process (anyone can make cut-ups) [1]

  3. Conversational interfaces. [2]

  4. Object-oriented programming [2]

  5. Man-machine graphical communication system. [2]

  6. The concept of appropriation within a creative process


[1] William S. Borroughs. 1961. The Cut-Up Method of Brion Gysin. The New Media Reader. 

[2] Ivan E. Sutherland. 1963. Sketchpad, a Man-Machine Graphical Communication System.

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