Weeks 13 + 14!
These two weeks were a lot of fun. I’m fascinated by remix culture and what it will mean as the world moves more and more toward digital platforms and mediums. I really appreciated learning more about copyright and fair use law, which is a gray area and often confusing to me as I take material and use it in school assignments! (Long story short: appropriating other material is okay as long as you’re not receiving money for the work AND you give credit to the original creators!)
I also enjoyed weighing the good and bad parts of remix art–even going so far as to discuss the merit of remix culture and whether or not it should be considered “art” or just laziness! My initial opinion leaned more toward the latter, but now, after these couple of weeks, I have a much higher regard for remix artists–their visions are not always easy ones and take a lot of patience and focus!