Remix Culture: English 2303-006

For the digital age, an introduction to the contemporary theories and practices of creativity, including remixing, sampling, parody, pastiche, satire, adaptation, intertextuality, mashups, plagiarism, and piracy.

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Exam Review

December 12th, 2011 · exam

The exam is in three parts. (There will be choice in all parts).

1. Remix an image. Your remix should demonstrate the best properties of a remix, including some sort of critique, political commentary or message on the original.

2. Short Answer. I will give you a term (like ‘parody’ or ‘mashup’ or  ’intellectual property’) or a work (like ‘Downfall’ or ‘Son of Strelka’). You should identify the term or work and explain its significance in the context of the course materials. Be sure to be specific and, where appropriate, give examples to help explain your answer.

3. Essay question. Write a formal essay that uses a critical argument to explores the material and ideas that we have discussed in class.

N.B. You may bring a single index card with written information on it to the exam if you wish.

For your review, the course slides are linked through the class webpage and are here:

1-Introduction to the Remix
2-Image Editing
4-Rip! Quiz I would recommend watching Rip! A Remix Manifesto again.
5-Marcus Boon on copying
8-Comic Life
9-Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
11-Modern Prometheus
12-Montage and Frankenstein
13-Frankenstein and Gender
14-From Bride to Zombies

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The man with the can: remix image for this week

November 22nd, 2011 · blog, current events, remix

Lieutenant Pike from U.C. Davis is a hot meme.

Here are some other examples and some more of the image remixed.


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Red Army Bad Romance Remix

November 16th, 2011 · Uncategorized

Here’s a brilliant remix.

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Are Women The Frankenstein Monsters of the Web?

November 10th, 2011 · Uncategorized

See Laurie Pennie’s article:  “A woman’s opinion is the miniskirt of the internet”

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Posting Comics

October 5th, 2011 · Uncategorized

Hi gang,

Much trial and error (and input from your classmates) makes it look like the best way to post your comics to your blogs is to save them as images. Go to “File” in the program and select “Export” => “Export to Image(s)”. This will give you the same number of jpg files as you have pages in your comic. You can then just upload the images to your blog.


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Your comics

October 2nd, 2011 · Uncategorized

Hi gang,

Just a reminder that you are to burn your comic to a CD and hand it in with your name, student # and course # on it.

To save it in a comic book form (with flippable pages), select: File->Export->Export to HTML

This will create a file folder with multiple files inside. Copy the whole of this package as is to a flash drive or burn the file folder with all of its files on a CD. To play back, click on the file called “Launcher” and page through the comic one page at a time.

You can hand in the CD (or a flash drive) to your instructor for grading or, if you wish, you may print a version of the ‘book’, in color as is appropriate to your comic.

Do NOT email it to me.

Thank you,

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Course website

September 20th, 2011 · Uncategorized

Hi gang,

If you haven’t looked yet, you should take a look at the class Website here at Remix Culture .

If you have questions about your blogs or about the course material, please post them here.


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Internet Memes 101: A Guide to Online Wackiness

September 8th, 2011 · Uncategorized

David Pogue on viral videos and other digital events.

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Remix your world

September 6th, 2011 · Uncategorized

Welcome to Remix Culture (Engl 2303-06), a wild journey through the realm of cut-and-paste at the University of Texas at Arlington.

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