Tuesday, May 28, 2013



On your blog, write a reflection about the project. This should discuss:
  1. what you chose to make and why, 
  1. how you went about creating it, 
  1. what your conceptual ideas were,
  1. what tools you used, 
  1. what you learnt. 
  1. If and where appropriate, include production shots, screen grabs etc.   
  1. Make note of your sources in both the blog post and the youtube clip.

Final Blog Submission

Choose what you believe to be your five best posts through the semester.
This should show some reflection on the key themes of this subject:

  • Aesthetics of remixing
  • The legal and ethical issues
  • Your own practice in remixing
  • Communities of remix
  • The history of the form
  • Global, political and cultural implications
  • Remix tools and their affordances

This assignment will be graded on:
  • The clarity of your posts. 
  • The regularity of your posts. 
  • Additional ideas and content uncovered through the readings and external research. 
  • Your understanding of the content of the subject.

If you haven't already, put a 
license in your blog

Check to make sure the blogposts are your best. Fix and spelling or grammatical errors, etc.

Here is an example of your final blog submission:

The first post I have is included addresses Mixing and Sampling. It presents the historical use and evolution of sound samples across television, cinema and music and contains the important reminder that so much of the sound effects that we hear were recorded decades ago. This resonates with Kurt Vonnegut's observation about laugh tracks on comedy television shows: "That laughter you hear - those people are all dead". The post on Remix Objects and Images takes up the idea of remixing as reusing objects and images in the physical world, showing that there is something of the recycling aesthetic in these practices and ideas. The post on Copyright and Creative Commons discusses the exciting possibilities for copyright in both present and future contexts while the post on Brandalism and Culture Jamming looks at the way that street artists, activists and culture jammers are antagonising these ideas of intellectual property, copyright and corporate culture. Yet it also questions the extent to which these antagonisms are effective and considers how they might without intention propagate the activities, ideas and cultures they claim to oppose. The post on the History of Video Remix reviews the evolution of technologies of sound and video remix and how it allowed viewers to become producers intervening in the content as part of the consumption process. Into this discussion the work of Negative land is presented with consideration of the work in upsetting a range of ideas from copyright to genre. These posts present a overview of my interest areas in the course and the development of my understanding of remix.