Your first step is to find the images from the collection that you might want to work with. Download the highest quality images! If you are going to create a digital image, you will want something with more horsepower than a basic paint program. Lacking a full, expensive copy of Photoshop, you can always get a 30 day trial version or use the open source image editor The GIMP.
Or instead of starting from one of the images provided here, see below for the examples that others have already created- what happens when you remix a remix? It becomes something new every time. Part of the goal here is to see how people remix each other’s work, and a remix of a prior work may (hint) garner attention from the esteemed panel of judges.
Before cracking open any software, you will want to think about the idea you want to create in a remix. You might want to find themes from Cory Doctorow’s novels, from his own bio, from his Wikipedia entry, or videos of him on YouTube.
Then ,think more broadly, how can you place his image in different contexts? And then consider going beyond images- what about other forms of media- animated GIFs, animations, video? And then beyond the digital form, what about 3D printing, fabric, sculpture? We are looking for the unexpected– really surprise us!
Make sure you also save a web ready version of what every you create, either a photograph of the real object, or a lower resolution version of the digital media (72/96 dpi resolution, 1000px wide JPEG, PNG, GIF image).
This does not end with producing a piece of media . We want understand the idea behind your creation, the story of the story. You are asked to create a web page / blog post / anything addressable by a public URL than includes:
We hope to see your work, and maybe, maybe there will be some recognition from Cory Doctorow himself. So we can track the work that is done, and to add them to the gallery of remixes please provide us information in the form below.
As one more option to share, we are using one of the hubs of internet culture itself as a place for you to submit your remixes in a place others can see and- reddit. Check out our For The Remix subreddit, rate the work of others, and add your own.
Just login or create a reddit account, return to the For The Remix subreddit and click that Submit a New Remix button on the right. We suggest that you enter a direct link to your remix media, meaning a link to an image, video, animated GIF. Writing an interesting title is a key to reddit:
The other way to participate in the subreddit is to vote up remixes that you like best- it will help the reviewers sort through the millions of entries we expect.
If you want to spread the word in twittery places, include a #coryFTR hash tag.
Tell your friends, cousins, dentists, etc!