We are not self-made. We are dependent on one another. Admitting this to ourselves isn't an embrace of mediocrity and derivativeness, it's a liberation from our misconceptions.

Kirby Ferguson

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“Embrace the Remix.” TEDGlobal 2012. Jun. 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Embrace the Remix." TEDGlobal 2012. Jun. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by filmmaker Kirby Ferguson means that people rely on one another, and that nobody can do something entirely on their own. Specifically, Ferguson is talking about how we need each other in terms of creating things. From songwriting to developing new technology, creators build on the work of others, or "remix" previous creations, says Ferguson. The quote is from Ferguson's 2012 TED Talk, "Embrace the Remix." Watch the full TED Talk here: Kirby Ferguson - Embrace the Remix