remixing cory doctorow

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This is a new experiment in public art, a new way of thinking about digital media. Who could be a better figure than an author who releases his published novels under creative commons license with an open invitation to remix? more...


We’ve Been Boing Boing-ed!

The subject of the remixes himself has shared this project and more on Boing Boing– Phonar: a massive, free photography class:

This week the task is to remix a portrait of some internet dude called Doctor Oh, or something, but you have to read some of his stuff to get a flavour of how best and most appropriately to re-present him. Apparently this guy gives versions of his books away for free too (which is crazy ‘cuz who the hell would pay if you can get it for free) so you can do the prep for free and then the pics to remix are some that I made (I’m a photographer and a teacher) and they’re CC licensed to enable you to remix and transform them into something way better than I could ever imagine – but here’s the kicker – you have to license it alike so someone else can remix your remix too, like this remix by the painter Paul Wright. Alan Levine of the open storytelling class DS106 made a special website called ForTheRemix where you can find more instructions and take part.



Phonar Students Go FTR

This week Jonathan Worth’s phonar class at Coventry University are tasked with going For The Remix:

Alan Levine and I have been rearing this one for over a year but the time has finally come around to set it free.  You’re going to have to bring all of your Remix skilz to the table as well as your big brain contextual understanding – you’re going to need to read Cory’s booksand find out what the hell is grinding his gears.

This week we’ve  heard all about how Photojournalist Marcus Bleasdale’s collaborates in order to re-imagine his work and reach new audiences via new and unexplored channels, well that’s where we’re headed with this task. After you’ve read Cory and read about Cory you’ll use someone else’s images (mine) to hack,remix and transform into something awesome and for this Alan has rustled up a little space all of its own with some house rules and further instruction.

Do not let Jonathan down! New remixes are already in.