Seminar Series 2012

Remix Studies Seminar Series 2012: ‘Critical Concerns’

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Seminar 1: TBC
Remix, Intellectual Property and Freedom of Expression – Session 1
Question: ‘What impact could proposals like SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, TPP, CISPA and equivalents have on remix practice?’

Recommended Reading:
CUBBISON, Laurie. (2012). A Dark Day on the Internet Leads to a Sea Change in Copyright Policy. CCCC-IP Annual 2012: USA. PDF
FILSON, Chloe. (2012). Why SOPA, PIPA and their Ilk Matter to the Open Internet and Why the Open Internet Matters to the Present and Future of Publishing. Pub802: USA. [http://tkbr.ccsp.sfu.ca/pub802/]. PDF
GAINER, Kim D. (2012). “Sentence First – Verdict Afterwards”: The Protect IP and the Stop Online Piracy Acts. CCCC-IP Annual 2012: USA. PDF

Recommended Viewing:
KHAN, Salman. (2012). SOPA and PIPA. KhanAcademy.org: USA. [ http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=tzqMoOk9NWc ]
DOCTOROW, Cory. (2011). The Coming War on General Computation. 28c3: Germany. [ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUEvRyemKSg ]
STALLMAN, Richard. (2012). CISPA ‘nearly abolishes’ the right not to be unreasonably searched. (Interview on RT News.) [ http://www.rt.com/news/stallman-cispa-human-rights-abuse-174/ ]
SHIRKY, Clay. (2012). Why SOPA is a bad idea. TEDSalon: New York. [ http://www.ted.com/talks/defend_our_freedom_to_share_or_why_sopa_is_a_bad_idea.html ]

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Seminar 2: TBC
Remix, Intellectual Property and Freedom of Expression – Session 2
Question: ‘How sound are the assumptions upon which Intellectual Property laws are based and what implications do they have for remix?’

Recommended Reading: TBA

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Seminar 3: TBC
Net Neutrality, Internet Privacy and Remix Culture – Session 1
Question: ‘In what form could remix survive in an increasingly corporate controlled and surveilled online environment?

Recommended Reading: TBA

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Seminar 4: TBC
Net Neutrality, Internet Privacy and Remix Culture – Session 2
Question: ‘How important are access, freedom and privacy to remix culture?’

Recommended Reading: TBA

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Seminar 5: TBC
Media Responsibility in Advertising, Journalism, Politics and Remix – Session 1
Question: ‘To what extent should mainstream media be socially responsible and in what ways do they abuse this responsibility?’

Recommended Reading: TBA

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Seminar 6: TBC
Media Responsibility in Advertising, Journalism, Politics and Remix – Session 2
Question: ‘What kind of social responsibilities should remixers have and do they live up to them?’

Recommended Reading: TBA

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Seminar 7: TBC
Remix, Digital Activism and the Occupy Movement – Session 1
Question: ‘What role could remix play in helping to combat corporate and political corruption?’

Recommended Reading: TBA

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Seminar 8: TBC
Remix, Digital Activism and the Occupy Movement – Session 2
Question: ‘To what extent may remix be considered an effective political tool for change?’

Recommended Reading: TBA

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Seminar 9: TBC
Art, Remix and Digital Culture – Session 1
Question: ‘Is remix a legitimate art form or merely the latest iteration of mass popular culture?’

Recommended Reading: TBA

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Seminar 10: TBC
Art, Remix and Digital Culture – Session 2
Question: ‘Does remix belong in a gallery / museum / cinema setting or should it remain an online phenomenon?’

Recommended Reading: TBA

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