Mixing It Up
Rip! A Remix Manifesto
Reading remix begins with the art of critical review. Some of the best examples of critical review can be had via popular media. Use these sites and shows to connect with students and model critical reading/viewing. Several online tools provide platforms that encourage interactive feedback. Teach Reading Remix...
People create stories and selves that are “half someone else’s” (Bakhtin, 1981) and “half their own” (Jones & Norris, 2005). According to Lawrence Lessig, in remix, "the meaning comes not from the content of what they say; it comes from the reference, which is expressible only if it is the original that gets used." Thus, for students who "write" remix, the the art is more than technical and bigger than concept. It is grounded in a deep understanding of shared knowledge. It is the becoming part of creative commons.
Teach Writing Remix...
Burke and Hammett (2009) argue, “By its very nature, assessing is a political act – an act of power – that is usually carried out by gatekeepers who define and codify knowledge.” in formal assessment, teachers are tempted to assess new media products according to their own comfort levels, evaluating work using print-based frameworks and technical skill knowledge, rather than more appropriately on mode and meaning. Assess Remix...