February 9, 2015

Blog Assignment > Watch Rip! Remix Manifesto

Blog Assignment
Spring 2015Digital 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.

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...

August 11, 2014


Allergy To Originality: A New York Times Op-Doc from Drew Christie on Vimeo.

February 17, 2014

The Roots of Remix / Dada, Surrealism, Collage

The ABC's of DADA

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

Cut-Up Machine

Andre Breton / Electronic Poetry kit

April 30, 2013

Remix Project / Animated Gifs

Testing Gifs
Samantha's gif
Eddy's gif

February 6, 2012

Is Copying Theft?

For our continuing discussion of copyright + open source culture:

ALSO VIEW University of Minnesota Guidelines on Copyright:

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

Creative Commons > THE POWER OF OPEN

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.

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.

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

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:


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...

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




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
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:

Also check out

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

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... !