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The Johnny Cash Project: A Participatory Music Video That Sings

Creative Crowdsourcing

Final Result

This project is an excellent example of how the internet can leverage the creative impulses of many people to produce a mashup/remix that touches both the artists and the audience. The producers developed a simple Flash based interface that allowed any interested fan to "enhance" a frame of an existing music video. Each retouched frame is then combined with others to create a seamless tribute to Johnny Cash.  (Something similar would be a great project for a Visual Arts class, or even a joint project between a Music Composition course and an Animation class.)