The Mixtape According to Matias Viegener

“The mix tape is a form of American folk art: predigested cultural artifacts combined with homespun technology and magic marker turn the mix tape into a message in a bottle. I am no mere consumer of pop culture, it says, but also a producer of it. Mix tapes mark the moment of consumer culture in which listeners attained control over what they heard, in what order and at what cost.” – Matias Viegener

Professor Viegener was a contributor to musician, Thurston Moore’s book Mix Tape: The Art of Cassette Culture in 2005.