Okay, barely made it through this one. The holidays are a busy time for everybody i’m sure and on top of that, we happened to get a new puppy. Our dog now is 2 years old and I kind of forgot just how much attention puppies need. It’s crazy. So, let’s discuss what I managed to complete.
How well do you feel you completed the requirements of the week’s assignments?
What gave you trouble? What did you enjoy most? What did you learn?
What would you do differently? What questions to you have?
What are some of the larger issues surrounding your work? Cultural/Societal implications?
- I completed all of the assignments except for the Daily Creates. I didn’t do any of them. Unfortunately, I was not able to be as thorough as I usually am with some of my assignments and I also complete a total of 8 stars rather than 9. I think the actual products are great! I was really happy with the results but I didn’t have the time for lengthy write ups. I did make my tutorials as always and they pretty much explain and show everything so I guess that’s good.
- Nothing gave me trouble! I understood remixing very well and the examples that were available to us really helped complete the whole picture of what mash-ups are. I really enjoyed making the Frozen/Star Wars trailer because it’s amazing how two completely unrelated things can come together with a bit of editing. Some parts of that trailer look like the Star Wars audio was there all along. I was really proud and I think I might want to make more trailers like those. I also learned some more about copyright and fair use. Ever since I started this class, I’ve been much more cautious with how I use other people’s material. The videos by Kirby Ferguson were really fun to watch and showed me that remixes are all around us.
- I would spend a little more time with my write-ups but I knew ahead of time that it would be difficult so I made the choice to forego some depth in my writing this time around. I also seem to completely dislike doing Daily Creates now and just decided to forego those as well. I have no questions about this week! Mashups allow for a lot of creative room.
- Not too many larger issues to discuss. Just some references to popular culture icons like Star Wars and Shawshank Redemption. I did mention that I don’t agree with the conclusion that Frozen is more progressive than other Disney movies. It has some progressive parts but it wasn’t above and beyond the characters that Disney created a long time ago (Mulan, Pocahontas, etc). It shows that society might be a little too obsessed with being progressive to the point where if a commercial or movie or anything shows a gay couple or person or a minority it is hailed as magical and progressive. Progress is much deeper than that.