Remixing Religion

“Remixing Religion” is an exercise in applying remix theory to various phenomena and developments recognized in the Western world as being “religious.” Using concepts found within the growing field of remix studies, this column critically examines “religion” in a way that raises questions regarding traditional notions of authority, authenticity, and originality.

Remix theory uniquely allows for the consideration of broader cultural practices and productions outside of image and sound as “remixes,” opening them up to examinations that shift how they are viewed and understood amid new terminology and conceptual framing – including religion.