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opsound: free love, free music
"Opsound is a gift economy in action, an experiment in applying the model of free software to music. Musicians and sound artists are invited to add their work to the Opsound pool using a copyleft license developed by Creative Commons. Listeners are invited to download, share, remix, and reimagine.

Anyone is encouraged to contribute sound files to the Opsound's open sound pool.

Opsound enjoys open-eared listening, including field recordings, ambiences, incomplete improvisations, monologues & dialogues, unfinished experiments, detached soundtracks, vocal solos, strange noises, bedroom laptop, microsound, generative, glitch dub, idm, minimal techno, blip hop, hip hop, turntablist, downtempo, uptempo, reggae, ragga, raga, roots, breakbeat, basement punk, garage band, indy, shoegazer, psychedelia, noise, song, be-bop, free jazz, modern composition, avant-anything, etc. Sound files can be complete pieces of music, or elements intended be combined into something new."
remix  gifteconomy  opsound  via:salrandolph  cc  opensource  mp3  free  audio  music  sound  creativecommons 
june 2012 by robertogreco
Remix Your City - Fresh Push Play by HIFANA - YouTube
"Armed with their Fresh Push Play iPhone App, HIFANA took to the streets of a once again bustling and vibrant Tokyo to sample the city sounds, followed by an electrifying live set at night performed with only iPhone and iPad. We invited a small group of fans to the exclusive Yakatabune boat party on Tokyo Bay and recorded their performance."

[See also: http://www.wk.com/campaign/remix_your_city AND http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fresh-push-play/id450761414?mt=8 ]
sound  urbanism  urban  recording  iphone  ipad  via:javierarbona  cities  tokyo  japan  hifana  music  remix  applications  ios 
january 2012 by robertogreco
No Copyright Intended - Waxy.org
"Here's a thought experiment: Everyone over age 12 when YouTube launched in 2005 is now able to vote.

What happens when — and this is inevitable — a generation completely comfortable with remix culture becomes a majority of the electorate, instead of the fringe youth? What happens when they start getting elected to office? (Maybe "I downloaded but didn't share" will be the new "I smoked, but didn't inhale.")

Remix culture is the new Prohibition, with massive media companies as the lone voices calling for temperance. You can criminalize commonplace activities from law-abiding people, but eventually, something has to give."
andybaio  copyright  future  law  video  youtube  pulpfiction  remix  remixculture  prohibition  2011  remixing 
december 2011 by robertogreco
Uncreative Writing - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
"W/ an unprecedented amount of available text, our problem is not needing to write more of it; instead, we must learn to negotiate vast quantity that exists. How I make my way through this thicket of info—how I manage it, parse it, organize & distribute it—is what distinguishes my writing from yours.

…Marjorie Perloff has recently begun using the term "unoriginal genius" to describe this tendency emerging in literature. Her idea is that, because of changes brought on by technology & Internet, our notion of genius—a romantic, isolated figure—is outdated…updated notion of genius would have to center around one's mastery of information & its dissemination. Perloff…coined another term, "moving information," to signify both the act of pushing language around as well as the act of being emotionally moved by that process…posits that today's writer resembles more a programmer than tortured genius, brilliantly conceptualizing, constructing, executing, & maintaining a writing machine."



"For the past several years, I've taught a class at the University of Pennsylvania called "Uncreative Writing." In it, students are penalized for showing any shred of originality and creativity. Instead they are rewarded for plagiarism, identity theft, repurposing papers, patchwriting, sampling, plundering, and stealing. Not surprisingly, they thrive. Suddenly what they've surreptitiously become expert at is brought out into the open and explored in a safe environment, reframed in terms of responsibility instead of recklessness.

We retype documents and transcribe audio clips. We make small changes to Wikipedia pages (changing an "a" to "an" or inserting an extra space between words). We hold classes in chat rooms, and entire semesters are spent exclusively in Second Life. Each semester, for their final paper, I have them purchase a term paper from an online paper mill and sign their name to it, surely the most forbidden action in all of academia. Students then must get up and present the paper to the class as if they wrote it themselves, defending it from attacks by the other students. What paper did they choose? Is it possible to defend something you didn't write? Something, perhaps, you don't agree with? Convince us.

All this, of course, is technology-driven. When the students arrive in class, they are told that they must have their laptops open and connected. And so we have a glimpse into the future. And after seeing what the spectacular results of this are, how completely engaged and democratic the classroom is, I am more convinced that I can never go back to a traditional classroom pedagogy. I learn more from the students than they can ever learn from me. The role of the professor now is part party host, part traffic cop, full-time enabler.

The secret: the suppression of self-expression is impossible. Even when we do something as seemingly "uncreative" as retyping a few pages, we express ourselves in a variety of ways. The act of choosing and reframing tells us as much about ourselves as our story about our mother's cancer operation. It's just that we've never been taught to value such choices."
technology  writing  creativity  research  literature  marjorieperloff  internet  information  genius  2011  plagiarism  digitalage  poetry  classideas  marcelduchamp  readymade  remix  remixing  remixculture  briongysin  art  1959  christianbök  machines  machinegeneratedliterature  automation  democracy  coding  computing  wikipedia  academia  gertrudestein  andywarhol  matthewbarney  walterbenjamin  jeffkoons  williamsburroughs  detournement  replication  namjunepaik  sollewitt  jackkerouac  corydoctorow  muddywaters  raymondqueneau  oulipo  identityciphering  intensiveprogramming  jonathanswift  johncage  kennethgoldsmith 
september 2011 by robertogreco
Mitch Resnick: The Role of Making, Tinkering, Remixing in Next-Generation Learning | DMLcentral
"…best learning experiences come when people are actively engaged in designing things, creating things, & inventing things—expressing themselves.

…if we want people to really be fluent w/ new technologies & learn through their activities, it requires people to get involved as makers—to create things.

…best experiences come when…making use of the materials in the world around you, tinkering w/ things…coming up w/ a prototype, getting feedback…iteratively changing it…making new ideas, over & over…adapting to the current situation & the new situations that arise.

In our after school programs, we see many kids who have been unsuccessful in traditional educational settings become incredibly successful when they are given the opportunity to make, tinker, & remix.

…there are lessons for schools from the ways that kids learn outside of schools…

Over time, I do think we need to rethink educational institutions as a place that embraces playful experimentation."
tcsnmy  mitchresnick  mit  mitmedialab  medialab  scratch  mindstorms  lego  informallearning  learning  unschooling  deschooling  schools  play  prototyping  making  doing  remix  remixing  remixculture  self-expression  technology  lcproject  howardrheingold  makers  creators  iteration  iterative  wedo  lifelongkindergarten  education  experimentation  invention  feedback  2011  toshare 
september 2011 by robertogreco
Channel 101 Public Forum: • View topic - Story Structure 103 - Let's Simplify Before Moving on
"Here are those steps from tutorial 101 again, boiled down to the barest minimum I can manage while still speaking English:

1. When you
2. have a need,
3. you go somewhere,
4. search for it,
5. find it,
6. take it,
7. then return
8. and change things.

Less focus on English, more on importance:

1. You
2. Need
3. Go
4. Search
5. Find
6. Take
7. Return
8. CHANGE"
storytelling  via:lukeneff  writing  classideas  remix  remixing  remixculture  search  change 
august 2011 by robertogreco
Weekend At Kermie's: The Muppets' Strange Life After Death | The Awl
"A character without specificity is not one."

"To demonize is to become the demon."

"When I say that the Muppets’ art direction is makeshift, I don’t mean that it’s shoddy. But it celebrates human limitation. As we watch one of these movies, we never lose our awareness that these scenes were made by men and women. Craftmanship, the game of how good any one artist can be, is presented—not hidden—and as such it can inspire others."

"What matters in the Muppet universe isn’t perfection, but expression. Dancing across the screen, they embody the philosophy that it is not what you look like that matters, but what you do."
art  creativity  film  copyright  muppets  puppets  perfection  human  humanism  specificity  makeshift  making  craft  limitations  constraints  via:rushtheiceberg  doing  meaning  purpose  glvo  jasonsegel  jimhenson  remix  remixing  remixculture  craftsmanship 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Kind of Screwed - Waxy.org
"It breaks my heart that a project I did for fun, on the side, and out of pure love and dedication to the source material ended up costing me so much — emotionally and financially. For me, the chilling effect is palpably real. I've felt irrationally skittish about publishing almost anything since this happened. But the right to discuss the case publicly was one concession I demanded, and I felt obligated to use it. I wish more people did the same — maybe we wouldn't all feel so alone."
design  art  culture  photography  copyright  andybaio  pixelart  8-bit  derivitivework  remix  remixculture  2011  music  internet  remixing 
june 2011 by robertogreco
Visions of Students Today
"Since the call for submissions went out in January we have received hundreds of submissions. The remix in the middle of the screen is in many ways a video of my own experience viewing these videos, shot from my own point of view. You see me sifting through videos, putting them in piles, checking resources, reading and re-reading the lines that have informed and inspired me. It took me 3 months to sift through these materials; you get to race through them in 5 minutes."

[Described at: http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=303 ]
michaelwesch  education  learning  experience  video  remix  perspective  unschooling  deschooling  lcproject  2011 
june 2011 by robertogreco
Muddying titles and Charlie Chaplin's Speech in "The Great Dictator (1940) - Artichoke's Wunderkammern
Chaplin [unmixed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLci5DoZqHU ]: "Greed has poisoned men's souls; has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge as made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in man; cries out for universal brotherhood; for the unity of us all."

Koolhaas: "Conceptually, each monitor, each TV screen is a substitute for a window; real life is inside, cyberspace has become the great outdoors..."
pamhook  charliechaplin  machines  technology  life  humans  humanity  humanism  human  freedom  independence  levmanovich  remkoolhaas  schools  education  inception  hanszimmer  collaboration  newmedia  2011  democracy  remix  remixing  collage  opensource  interactive  interactivity  authorship  internet  web  online  literacy  kindness  gentleness  tcsnmy  lcproject  unschooling  deschooling  socialemotionallearning  relationships  artichokeblog  socialemotional  remixculture 
june 2011 by robertogreco
Presumed Guilty | The Public Domain |
"The problem is not simply that Shakespeare flourished without copyright protection for his work. It is that he made liberal use of the work of others in his own plays in ways that would today almost certainly generate a lawsuit. Like many readers, I found myself wondering whether Shakespeare would have survived copyright, never mind the web. Certainly, the dense interplay of unidentified quotation, paraphrase and plot lifting that characterizes much of Elizabethan theatre would have been very different; imagine what jazz would sound like if musicians had to pay for every fragment of another tune they work into a solo."
publicdomain  copyright  internet  oped  web  jamesboyle  via:preoccupations  shakespeare  law  jazz  remix  remixculture  music  remixing 
february 2011 by robertogreco
The Boardgame Remix Kit - new ways to play your favourite board games
"Liven up your Christmas by remixing the boardgames in your house to make brand new games.

The Boardgame Remix Kit works with all the great family favourites. It's got twenty five games that you can play using the boards and pieces you've already got.

As well as smoothing out or speeding up a standard game, the kit can turn Monopoly* into a family poker tournament, Trivial Pursuit* into a surrealist parlour game; Scrabble* into fight between a wasp and a robot, and Cluedo* into a zombie invasion."
games  remix  boardgames  gifts  play 
december 2010 by robertogreco
7 Essential Skills You Didn't Learn in College | Magazine
"1. Statistical Literacy: Making sense of today’s data-driven world.
2. Post-State Diplomacy: Power and politics, sans government.
3. Remix Culture: Samples, mashups, and mixes.
4. Applied Cognition: The neuroscience you need.
5. Writing for New Forms: Self-expression in 140 characters.
6. Waste Studies: Understanding end-to-end economics.
7. Domestic Tech: How to use the world as your lab."
arts  culture  education  wired  learning  lifehacks  skills  unschooling  deschooling  statistics  literacy  post-statediplomacy  diplomacy  remix  remixculture  appliedcognition  cognition  neuroscience  writing  twitter  microblogging  waste  saulgriffith  fabbing  science  diy  make  making  rogerebert  nassimtaleb  davidkilcullen  robertrauschenberg  jillboltetaylor  brain  barryschwartz  jonahlehrer  robinsloan  alexismadrigal  newliberalarts  remixing 
october 2010 by robertogreco
Everything Is a Remix
"This site is a companion blog to the four-part video series, Everything is a Remix. The first episode of the series has been published and part two should be complete around the end of this year."

[via: http://www.openculture.com/2010/09/everything_is_a_remix.html via http://twitter.com/willrich45/status/24562804816 ]

[Related: A line that didn't make the cut for my Back to School Morning talk this year: There is nothing new under the sun. We build on the work of others. The NMY program is just our remix (blend) of what we consider to be the best ideas in learning and education from throughout history—Socrates, Dewey, Illich, Freire, Montessori, Postman, Ward, Holt, Meier, Kohn, Darling-Hammond, et al.]
tcsnmy  lcproject  remix  remixing  creativity  copyright  art  culture  mashup  music  video  documentary  cv  unschooling  deschooling  publicdomain  comments  remixculture 
september 2010 by robertogreco
A Whole Lotta Nothing: Broken feedback loops
"when there are 1/2 dozen places someone can hit like button, mark favorite or leave a comment I have no knowledge of, the feedback loop is broken.

When I think about the years I've learned to become a more concise writer & better photographer by throwing shit online & gathering feedback, then repeating the cycle again, I'm dismayed to see all these new tools that lack appropriate feedback mechanisms that can relay information back to the original authors.

So to future application creators I ask that you simply respect the creators of content & help them improve by offering notification, search, &/or backlink capabilities so it's possible for someone to see where their creations end up. I know it's a lot easier to just consider it all "output" within your application, but the internet is a great communication medium not just for relaying information from anyone to anywhere on earth, but for also making it a dialogue between reader & writer.

Don't break the feedback loop."
internet  twitter  blogging  socialmedia  facebook  remix  socialnetworking  feedback  communication  trends  software  blogs  social  interface  buzz  matthaughey 
february 2010 by robertogreco
running to stand still « Higher Edison
"Sylvia’s session was built around the notion of bricolage—playful experimentation, conversation with materials at hand, hands-on improv, fondness for the found, passion, tinkering with intent, what-have-you with what-you-have—as an alternate lens on knowledge construction. It’s remix culture in full flower, and it stands in direct counterpoint to traditional analytical problem-solving. Given generous amounts of space, time, at-hand materials, and low or no evaluation pressure, learners will figure things out and make meaning.

Is “curriculum” a restrictive construct that inhibits natural passion-based learning, a lockstep model demanding rigid adherence?

Or do the constructed boundaries of a curriculum serve as a guide-path for learning, a constraint [2] that, by focusing attention, sparks a creative response?

In other words, does curriculum keep us on track, or keep us from the constructive, creative process of getting lost?"
sylviamartinez  curriculum  learning  constructivism  shellyblake-pock  education  unschooling  deschooling  leaning  tcsnmy  tinkering  iteration  curiosity  play  experimentation  make  do  passion  knowledge  remixculture  remix  culture  improvisation  remixing 
february 2010 by robertogreco
blade runner in san francisco - a gallery on Flickr
"Blade Runner, set in Los Angeles, was inspired by Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, set in San Francisco.

Blade Runner famously overlays its future LA on recognizable landmarks: the elaborate Bradbury Building, the shiny 2nd Street Tunnel, the neo-Mayan Ennis-Brown House, Union Station, etc.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is less celebrated, but it's also fairly specific about its geography, mentioning Lombard, Mission Street, Geary, Sutter, the War Memorial Opera House, etc.

I recently re-read it and tried to imagine its San Francisco laid out over the one I know. This is a mix of imaginary locations for the book and movie. See also: The Philip K. Dick Walking Tour of San Francisco by John Gorenfeld."

[via: http://snarkmarket.com/2009/4155 ]
architecture  flickr  bladerunner  photography  scifi  photos  film  brittagustafson  losangeles  remix  remixing  locationscouting  space  sanfrancisco  galleries  narrative  fiction  geography  sciencefiction  remixculture 
november 2009 by robertogreco
Iran's Post-Election Uprising: Hopes & Fears Revealed [Persepolis 2.0]
"Disclaimer: The authors of Persepolis 2.0 were inspired by the work of Marjane Satrapi. This does not imply, however, that the views expressed here reflect her own."
persepolis  iran  activism  graphicnovels  comics  culture  art  politics  remix  2009 
july 2009 by robertogreco
Digital Youth Network: Empowering Youth Through Media
"Digital Youth Network gives students tools to be engaged, articulate, critical and collaborative. Facilitate the ability to become creators – designers, builders & innovators – who can envision new possibilities."

[login here: http://rw.iremix.org/login ]
[via: http://www.edutopia.org/digital-generation-youth-network-literacy ]
education  technology  schools  socialnetworking  children  teens  youth  remixworld  literacy  media  edtech  ning  networking  sharing  writing  video  music  social  remix  digitalyouthnetwork  tcsnmy  internet  online  web  chicago  learning  digitalmedia  lcproject 
june 2009 by robertogreco
The ecstasy of influence: A plagiarism, By Jonathan Lethem (Harper's Magazine)
"Today, when we can eat Tex-Mex with chopsticks while listening to reggae and watching a YouTube rebroadcast of the Berlin Wall's fall—i.e., when damn near everything presents itself as familiar—it's not a surprise that some of today's most ambitious art is going about trying to make the familiar strange. In so doing, in reimagining what human life might truly be like over there across the chasms of illusion, mediation, demographics, marketing, imago, and appearance, artists are paradoxically trying to restore what's taken for “real” to three whole dimensions, to reconstruct a univocally round world out of disparate streams of flat sights."
art  culture  plagiarism  aesthetics  remix  harpers  jonathanlethem  creativity  writing  glvo  music  books  law  journalism  copyright  property  creativecommons  opensource  politics  literature  familiarity  strange  makingthefamiliarstrange  observation  commons  influence 
january 2009 by robertogreco
ccMixter - Welcome to ccMixter
"ccMixter is a community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want."
creativecommons  remix  podcasting  mp3  copyright  collaboration  free  audio  music  opensource  download  sound  sharing  samples  onlinetoolkit 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Confessions of an Aca/Fan: "What is Remix Culture?": An Interview with Total Recut's Owen Gallagher (Part One) [part 2: http://henryjenkins.org/2008/06/interview_with_total_recuts_ow.html]
"No matter how far back you go in the origin of a piece of work, you will find ... idea was built on or inspired by the work of someone else before it. I consider remixed videos to be original works. The finished piece is more than the sum of its parts"
via:preoccupations  henryjenkins  youtube  copyright  digitalculture  fairuse  originality  remix  art  creativity  piracy  dj  music  media  video 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE CONNECT
"need a new approach to learning-one characterized by demand-pull rather than traditional supply-push mode of building up an inventory of knowledge in students’ heads...pick up new knowledge and skills as the world shifts beneath them."
learning  education  johnseelybrown  future  open  pedagogy  knowledge  self-directed  social  schools  contentcreation  immersive  remix 
january 2008 by robertogreco
TED | Talks | Larry Lessig: How creativity is being strangled by the law (video)
"brings together John Philip Sousa, celestial copyrights, and the “ASCAP cartel” to build a case for creative freedom...pins down key shortcomings of our dusty, pre-digital intellectual property laws...reveals how bad laws beget bad code"
larrylessig  readwriteweb  children  capitalism  cc  commons  copyright  creativity  culture  democracy  freedom  learning  law  legal  property  ip  rights  technology  society  piracy  opensource  music  media  ted  activism  meaning  mashup  remix  content  communication  digital  commonsense  writing  film  video  computers  economics  politics  marketing 
november 2007 by robertogreco
FeedBlendr - blending RSS, Atom and RDF feeds into a single river of news!
"FeedBlendr lets you combine a bunch of feeds into one. Enter the URLs of any RSS, Atom or RDF feeds (news, blog, podcast or any other type) you'd like to blend into a single feed below."
aggregator  applications  blogging  blogs  del.icio.us  feeds  lifehacks  links  mashup  online  internet  services  rss  remix  tools  web  web2.0  website  webdesign  technology  tags  software  webdev 
july 2007 by robertogreco
The Ecstasy of Influence (Harpers.org)
"Today, when we can eat Tex-Mex with chopsticks while listening to reggae and watching a YouTube rebroadcast of the Berlin Wall's fall—i.e., when damn near everything presents itself as familiar—it's not a surprise that some of today's most ambitious art is going about trying to make the familiar strange. In so doing, in reimagining what human life might truly be like over there across the chasms of illusion, mediation, demographics, marketing, imago, and appearance, artists are paradoxically trying to restore what's taken for “real” to three whole dimensions, to reconstruct a univocally round world out of disparate streams of flat sights."
toread  plagiarism  creativecommons  writing  literature  modernism  culture  remix  reuse  content  copyright  collaboration  citation  teaching  popculture  democracy  creativity  creative  criticism  mashup  media  music  news  online  originality  libraries  ethics  research  science  reading  property 
february 2007 by robertogreco
veotag :.. home
"Place clickable tags and comments anywhere within a video or audio file; Divide video and audio files into chapters and segments; Let your audience see what's coming up -- and jump to the parts that interest them most"
subtitles  annotation  video  tools  online  presentations  remix  editing  digital  socialsoftware  comments  tags  taxonomy  folksonomy  text  social 
december 2006 by robertogreco
Mojiti
"Mojiti lets you annotate any moment in any online video. Dive into the experience and tell everyone what you really think."
subtitles  annotation  video  tools  online  presentations  remix  editing  digital  socialsoftware  social 
december 2006 by robertogreco
GENERATION C | An emerging consumer trend and related new business ideas
"The GENERATION C phenomenon captures the an avalanche of consumer generated 'content' that is building on the Web, adding tera-peta bytes of new text, images, audio and video on an ongoing basis. "
consumer  content  creative  creativity  crowdsourcing  culture  customization  diy  advertising  education  ethnography  future  generations  ideas  innovation  internet  longtail  marketing  media  online  trends  technology  students  sociology  society  socialsoftware  research  social  reference  participatory  video  viral  web  business  user  remix  lcproject  schooldesign 
october 2006 by robertogreco
CUSTOMER-MADE | Co-creation, user-generated content, DIY advertising and more!
“The phenomenon of corporations creating goods, services and experiences in close cooperation with experienced and creative consumers, tapping into their intellectual capital, and in exchange giving them a direct say in (and rewarding them for) what act
content  creative  creativity  crowdsourcing  culture  customization  diy  advertising  education  ethnography  future  generations  ideas  innovation  internet  longtail  marketing  media  online  trends  technology  students  sociology  society  socialsoftware  research  social  reference  participatory  video  viral  web  business  user  remix  lcproject  schooldesign  consumer  collaboration  design  entrepreneurship  usability  community  news 
october 2006 by robertogreco
Splice - Meet. Mix. Mashup.
"Record sounds, compose songs, listen to music, make friends and remixes... all through this browser window. Come on, you know you want to :)"
audio  freeware  collaboration  creativity  culture  software  socialsoftware  social  remix  record  radio  podcasts  tools  utilities  online  interactive  interface  internet  mp3  music  multimedia  songs  sound  entertainment  design 
october 2006 by robertogreco
unmediated: The Future of Music remixing is Here
"This is the first example I've seen where an artist makes available the source of a song. It's in the U-Myx application, which is a free download, but it's an easy way to see all the parts that go into making a song."
music  media  culture  remix  create  diy  participatory  audio 
october 2006 by robertogreco
Plugimi » Blog Archive » So what’s new? [Had this conversation with Will today a few hours before reading this.]
"All the “The”-bands sound like something that has been there before, rendering themselves completely undateable. I can hardly imagine the feeling that our parents must have had when Rock’n'Roll came to western Europe. Maybe I’m idealizing things
media  music  culture  modern  language  words  change  future  creativity  newness  society  art  remix  longtail 
september 2006 by robertogreco

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