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February 18, 2014

Remix Project / IMAGE BANK

Use the end of this week to shoot photos or make drawings to include in the class Image Bank for the REMIX Project. Please gather, shoot, find or make images to contribute.
You must own the rights to the image... so no stealing, make them original.

EACH STUDENT will contribute an image into EACH of the Categories...

Do make sure that you title each of your images with topic_yourname.jpg.
Like this:
architecture_yourname.jpg.
food_yourname.jpg
landscape_yourname.jpg


THE PUBLIC FOLDER will be called
Imagebank_art2016

Inside that will be 10 folders called:
architecture
food
landscape
people
seasons
creatures
textures
technology
personal art
activities

We will begin work on the Remix Project NEXT WEEK on MONDAY.
Enjoy gathering your images, please upload them to the imagebank when you can!

February 17, 2014

The Roots of Remix / Dada, Surrealism, Collage

The ABC's of DADA
http://youtu.be/EqkIJ0odFxA


A documentary-in-progress on the dada movement, titled, "Random Acts of Beauty: The Story of Dada."
http://youtu.be/GEBnxWQct24

Cut-Up Machine
http://www.languageisavirus.com/cutupmachine.html#.UwJSYGRdWTI

Andre Breton / Electronic Poetry kit
http://www.languageisavirus.com/electronicpoetry/andre-breton.html#.UwJSrWRdWTI

February 8, 2014

Blog Assignment: Rip! A Remix Manifesto

Blog Assignment
Spring 2014 Digital Arts / Mixed-Media Studio:

We used to be able to watch this entire documentary film online... but now they are asking for donations. Please try to view full video.
RiP! A Remix Manifesto (it's about 86 minutes)

RiP: A Remix Manifesto from Laurent LaSalle on Vimeo.


http://ripremix.com/

Take notes on what you find most revealing or surprising about the contemporary practice of remix artists. Does the video raise issues about your own use of digital media... in your artwork or your life? How does the video relate to recent internet blackout/protest and SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) legislation? Do you side with the CopyLEFT or the CopyRIGHT?


Prepare your comments (about 150 words) and have them ready to post to the blog...

June 27, 2013

Remix Project / demo day

The summer session remix project encourages you to make the work you want to make. The only rule is that you must incorporate a few images from the class image bank into your work. Plan to save and share multiple versions of your digital remix in process. You decide the full size and materials for the final version. Give yourself freedom to play with photoshop layers, hues, and other image adjustments. Test alternative inkjet transfer methods and materials for use in your remix of media.

The remix process can include experiments with digital compositing (combining 2 or more images from the image bank)...
hoop.png
or remixing textures from traditional media with digital media
texture.png

April 30, 2013

Remix Project / Animated Gifs

Testing Gifs
http://www.d.umn.edu/~lindb495/LindbeckAnimation.gif
Samantha's gif

http://www.d.umn.edu/~atind001/animation.gif
Eddy's gif

February 25, 2013

Blog Assignment > RiP! A Remix Manifesto

SUMMER 2013 Digital Arts / Mixed-Media Studio:
Please watch this entire documentary film online:
RiP! A Remix Manifesto (it's about 86 minutes)
http://films.nfb.ca/rip-a-remix-manifesto/

Directed by Web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor, RiP explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the wall between users and producers.
http://ripremix.com/

Take notes on what you find most revealing or surprising about the contemporary practice of remix artists. How does the video relate to recent internet blackout/protest and SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) legislation?

Prepare your comments (about 150 words) and have them ready to post to the blog...

February 6, 2012

Is Copying Theft?

For our continuing discussion of copyright + open source culture:

ALSO VIEW University of Minnesota Guidelines on Copyright:
http://libguides.d.umn.edu/content.php?hs=a&pid=97624

Understanding Fair Use:
Fair use is an important part of copyright law that provides some flexibility for users and new creators. At its core, fair use ensures that there are some kinds of uses that do not require permission or payment. But there are no easy rules for fair use - if you want to take advantage of its flexibility, you have to understand its complexities!

Read more about these Four Statutory Factors...
1. Purpose and Character of the Use
2. Nature of the Original Work
3. Amount and Substantiality of the Portion Used
4. Effect of the Use on the Potential Market For or Value Of the Source Work

and The "Fifth Factor" - Transformative Use
http://www.lib.umn.edu/copyright/fairuse

Creative Commons > THE POWER OF OPEN

Open.jpg
The world has experienced an explosion of openness. From individual
artists opening their creations for input from others, to governments
requiring publicly funded works be available to the public, both the spirit
and practice of sharing is gaining momentum and producing results.
Creative Commons began providing licenses for the open sharing of
content only a decade ago. Now more than 400 million CC-licensed works
are available on the Internet, from music and photos, to research !ndings
and entire college courses. Creative Commons created the legal and
technical infrastructure that allows e"ective sharing of knowledge, art and
data by individuals, organizations and governments. More importantly,
millions of creators took advantage of that infrastructure to share work
that enriches the global commons for all humanity.

http://thepowerofopen.org/

http://thepowerofopen.org/assets/pdfs/tpoo_eng.pdf

February 4, 2011

NASA Remix Project


This group is dedicated to Remixing the public photo archive of NASA.
Any image, collage, artwork, or photo that uses at least one image from NASA in the form of a remix, mash up or new artwork is acceptable.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/nasa-remix/

They use images from NASA image gallery, GRIN archive (Great Images in NASA library) or the biggest collection of them all www.nasaimages.org .

January 20, 2011

Remix Culture + Youtube

Here is a video that explains why the Code for Fair Use in Online Video got created, and how the Code can help you create online videos that employ fair use of copyrighted material:

from http://www.fairusetube.org/

Also helpful:
What is Fair Use?

Fair Use Cases

©2005-2009 The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. With the exception of the Nolo Copyright and Fair Use Overview, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

January 17, 2011

Appropriation > Slide Show

June 16, 2010

Remixing Summer

Digital Studio students have been contributing remixed images on the theme of summer for a collaborative showcase. Fun process, but difficult to make something with any clarity...
summer_remix_3.jpg

Each student is remixing dozens of images to add to the final work. Here are some in process...
leon_process.jpg

cody_process.jpg

savan_process.jpg

matt_process.jpg

June 9, 2010

Lawrence Lessig on Remix / Copyright

June 7, 2010

RiP! A Remix Manifesto

RiP! A Remix Manifesto
Feature Film|1:26:23|
watch on hulu
http://www.hulu.com/watch/88782/rip-a-remix-manifesto

http://ripremix.com/
Directed by Web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor, RiP explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the wall between users and producers.

Another series of documentaries about REMIX online:
http://www.everythingisaremix.info/watch-the-series/

Also check out
http://www.opensourcecinema.org/

Open Source Cinema lets you create your own videos online, remix media that you have on your computer, as well as remix other people's media from places like YouTube and Flickr.

May 7, 2010

RIP > Remix Manifesto

http://films.nfb.ca/rip-a-remix-manifesto/

Filmmaker Brett Gaylor and mashup artist Girl Talk explore copyright and content creation in the digital age. Also featuring Creative Commons founder, Lawrence Lessig, Brazil's Minister of Culture, Gilberto Gil, and pop culture critic Cory Doctorow.

April 13, 2010

Questioning Copyright

open for discussion... !