CUTNMIX.COM: A Showcase of Software, Albums, Videos and Artwork by C.Paddy Bryan...
Cut'n'Mix evolved through the exploration of random processes and experimentation in creative writing and music composition. Randomness has long been identified as a source of inspiration - not only for authors of fiction, poetry, music and visual art, but also for businesspeople, scientists or creative thinkers of any type. Techniques such as "cut-up", "collage", "cut 'n' mix" and "mashup" are all based on a process of recombining previously unrelated words, sounds or images. In business, this process is often referred to as "lateral thinking" - a way to derail the train of thought from it's linear, predictable route into more uncharted, creative territories. The theory section of this site explores the rationale behind the uses of randomness and other forms of experimentation for the purpose of creative inspiration.
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The Cut'n'Mix Postmodern Word Processor:
Cut'n'Mix is a unique word processing application which helps creative writers generate new ideas through the use of different methods of text randomization and manipulation. Cut'n'Mix expands the pallete of tools available to writers with functions not available in standard word processors:
Check out the Cut'n'Mix Tutorial Videos HERE.
ROBOCOLLAGE Automatic Collage Generator:
ROBOCOLLAGE stores images and text in an embedded database to be selected randomly for automatic construction of a web page MASHUP. And when I say "mashup" I mean really mashed up: The image files are just strewn and layered randomly across the page... In addition to randomly drawing from this pool of prefab web page elements, the program also optionally allows for mixing up digital photos or artwork from a user-designated folder. The version 1.2 release is now free for personal use*. To view examples of artwork created with the ROBOCOLLAGE, Go to the Automatic Collage Gallery. To find out more details about the application, go to the ROBOCOLLAGE Information Page.
* ROBOCOLLAGE Usage conditions and disclaimers: The FREE, unlicensed download of ROBOCOLLAGE Version 1.2 is intended to be used for personal entertainment only. No guarantees of fitness for any purpose are made. Sharing, redistribution or posting the application installer on your website (or any other type of commercial exploitation) is prohibited.
All images pre-loaded into the application are copyrighted © 2013-2020 by C.P.Bryan (and are registered with a 3rd party copyright registration agency). If you want to upload any robocollages containing the pre-loaded artwork to any websites or online services, OR otherwise publish them in print of any other media, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for permission.
Music Albums Produced by C. Paddy Bryan
New for 2020: Previous albums produced by C. Paddy Bryan and released under a variety of recording artist names will now be gradually added to the Cut'n'Mix site under the banner of "Cut'n'Mix Records". As of September 2020, the first three albums have been released and are now available for your listening pleasure. They include "Harshing The Buzz", "Jive Honky Dub" and "Chronicles of The Weird West".
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