Welcome to Remix Culture Week!
Larry Lessig’s TED talk on Copyright Law
Remix Theory’s definition of Remix
An excerpt from David Shields’ Reality Hunger
Questions to Consider
How might remix challenge traditional the structure of rhetoric? Or is is not so much a challenge as another piece of the rhetorical situation?
What’s the difference between appropriation and remix?
What sort of cultural commentary can we create by using remix technologies? In other words, what are the various purposes of remix rhetoric?
How might we ask students to complete remix writing assignments in ways that are effective and responsible?
What sorts of legal responsibilities do we have when assigning remix projects in the classroom?
Optional Links to Visit
A couple of videos made in response to copyright extension:
Copyright: Forever Less One Day
A Fair(y) use Tale (a pretty great example of remix, too)
Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon’s History of Rap
Josh Groban sings Kanye West’s tweets
Chronicle article on “Uncreative Writing”
A post about the ironic obstacles Lessig has encountered making his own published work available for free downloading:
The Clawback of @lessig’s “Remix”
Finally, we’d like you to think about remixing D-Ped. Take a look at our D-Ped topics from Fall 2011 and consider how you might remix them (multimodally!) We’ll complete this activity in class.
Balance between teaching and research
Digitizing research interests for the classroom and the job market
Digital, mechanical, and simple technologies
Privilege and exclusion
Texts that challenge convention
Archaeology of digital media
Remix and reuse pedagogy and scholarship