Thursday, March 28th

Today in class, we discussed Major Project #2 and your proposal ideas. I also asked you guys to consider some additional remixes and consider the following questions:

  1. Considering Jared Sterling Colton’s “Heuristic of Vulnerability,” do you consider this to be an ethical remix? Why or why not?
  2. What is the purpose of this remix? Is there a recognizable argument?
  3. How does the remixer acknowledge his/her/their sources? Do you think the remixer properly credits the original sources? Why or why not?
  4. In what ways does the remixer transform the existing materials he/she/they use into something new and creative? In what ways is this remix dependent on the original sources?

Homework:

  • For Tuesday, you need to bring in a rough draft of your project to workshop. (Remember: part of your grade for each project is dependent on your participation in the class workshop.)
  • For Tuesday, read Meg Shields’ “Imitation Game: The Difference Between Homage and Plagiarism” (on Compass).
  • For Saturday, Scavenging Blog Post #2 is DUE to your course blog by 11:59pm. Here’s the prompt:

Scavenging Blog Post #2

Watch Kyle Kallgren’s Star Wars Minus Star Wars and consider the following questions:

  1. With Jared Sterling Colton’s “Heuristic of Vulnerability” in mind, do you consider Kallgren’s video to be an ethical remix? Do you consider Star Wars itself to be an ethical remix? Why or why not?
  2. Considering both Kallgren’s remix and Star Wars, how does the remixer acknowledge his/her/their sources? Do you think the remixer properly credits the original sources? Why or why not?
  3. Considering both Kallgren’s remix and Star Wars, in what ways does the remixer transform the existing materials he/she/they use into something new and creative? In what ways is this remix dependent on the original sources?

Posts should be between 300 – 500 words long and should be uploaded to your course blog by 11:59pm on Saturday.

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