We are very proud to present the new issue of Jack Magazine. Issue #15 Spring 2012.
So what’s in a remix? We see the word casually strewn about the modern music landscape, along with synonymous cousins like re-touch, rework, edit and re-edit. In music parlance, a remix occurs when a DJ or producer has taken an original song and morphed it into a unique version, removing a few things here, adding a few things there, or in some cases fusing it with sounds from an entirely different genre of music. Done properly, the remix offers a fresh, evolved take on the original while maintaining some of the essence that made it special in the first place.
Inspired by Colombia’s ongoing challenge to straddle the lines of old and new, we’ve thrown this issue of Jack Magazine into the remix machine as well. Makeno and Croquis, for instance, are among a growing number of businesses across the country that are proposing social impact as an genuine operational measuring tool, reexamining the function of a modern enterprise. In their first column for Jack Magazine, sustainable design blog Vida Mas Verde looks into home automation for a fresh take in addressing domestic energy consumption, while Sankofa’s strict adherence to artistic integrity offers a unique take on race and cultural relations by fortifying Colombia’s historic links to Africa.
Perhaps the most notable remix of all lies in the delivery of this issue’s content, a great deal of which appears in Spanish. What is this, some kind of experiment? No! From this issue forward, we at Jack will continue to investigate and report our findings throughout Colombia’s remarkable development; sometimes we’ll do it in English, sometimes we’ll do it in Spanish. English may still be the universal second language, but it’s clearly going through its own remix as more and more cultures learn it and eventually add in their own flavors to develop a working hybrid. We already have Spanglish – is Chinglish next?
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