Thursday, January 17, 2013


This subject introduces the concepts and practices of remix and mash-up culture: that is to say, the various practices of combining and recombining existing material be it static or cinematic images, objects, texts, sounds or other components, in order to make something new. This subject focuses on the creative potential of remix from the point of view of both aesthetics and cultural engagements. As students you will be required to research and think about the theoretical aspects of remix culture as well as to participate in it. This participation is not about building things from scratch, but is about combining and recombining existing media objects. This course raises issues of legality – not simply in terms of the legality of the works studied but of the works made. You will make images, sounds, movies and texts that people you have never met will claim do not belong to you but to them.