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This is a "cut-up" of acclaimed American novelist, essayist, social critic, painter and spoken word performer, William S. Burroughs. He explains the origin and technique of cut-ups, which is basically taking an already existing text, in a newspaper or otherwise, and cutting out the words to form a new statement with a new meaning. Interestingly, Burroughs explains that these words often predict future events.
eGuider: John Rota
Film, TV & New Media Producer
John is a producer who specializes in smart, thought-provoking films, television, and web series. He has worked on many Emmy Award winning shows, including the documentary Legendary Nights, chronicling the 12 best fights in HBO's 30 years of boxing. While in development at HBO Films, he worked on Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, based on the best-selling novel by Dee Brown. His company, Divine Madman Productions, is currently developing a web series entitled 13Fights, based on John's experience working and living in the boxing world.