Seminar Series 2011


Week 1 – ‘Remix & Meaning’
– Wednesday, 15th June 2011, 7pm – 9pm GMT
Question: ‘How does the semiotic meaning of sampled material change through the process of remixing?’

Reading List:
BARTHES, Roland. (1977). “Rhetoric of the Image.” Image, music, text. Hill & Wang: New York. 1-barthes-rhetoric.pdf
FLUSSER, Vilém. (2000). “Towards a Philosophy of Photography.” Reaktion Books: UK. 1-flusser-photography.pdf
BERGER, John. (1972). “Ways of Seeing.” BBC: London. [ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-pUm3eI ]

Transcript: 15thJune2011-Remix&Meaning-Transcript.docx

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Week 2 – ‘Authorship in Remix’
- Wednesday, 29th June 2011, 7pm – 9pm GMT
Question: ‘What is the role of the author in remixed content?’

Reading List:
NEHAMAS, Alexander. (1986). “What an author is”. The Journal of Philosophy. 2-nehamas-authorfunction.pdf
BARTHES, Roland. (1968). “The death of the author.” Hill & Wang. 2-barthes-author.pdf
FOUCAULT, Michel. (2001). “What is an author?” Greenwood Press. 2-foucault-author.pdf
JASZI, Peter. (1991). “Toward a Theory of Copyright: The Metamorphoses of Authorship.” HeinOnline. 2-jaszi-author.pdf

Transcript:
30thJune2011-AuthorshipinRemix-Transcript.docx

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Week 3 – ‘Remix Publics’ –
Wednesday, 13th July 2011, 7pm – 9pm GMT
Question: ‘Who constitutes the remix audience and what has been their role in the development of the form?’

Reading List:
WARNER, Michael. (2002). Publics and Counterpublics. Duke University Press: USA.  3-warner-publics.pdf
HAROLD, Christine. (2007). Creating Publics. Our Space: Resisting the Corporate Control of Culture. Minnesota Press: USA. 3-harold-creatingPublics.pdf
ALASUUTARI, P. (1999). Cultural Images of the Media. Rethinking the Media Audience: The New Agenda. 3-alasuutari-culturalImages.pdf

Transcript: 14thJuly2011-RemixPublics-Transcript.docx

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Week 4
- ‘The Remix Aesthetic’ - Wednesday, 27th July 2011, 7pm – 9pm GMT / Monday 1st August 2011, 7pm – 9.30pm GMT
Question: ‘What are the aesthetic qualities of remix and how is it perceived?’

Reading List:
BOURRIAUD, Nicolas. (2002). Postproduction: Culture as screenplay – How art reprograms the world. Lukas & Sternberg: New York.  4-bourriaud-postproduction.pdf
MANOVICH, Lev. (2007). What Comes After Remix? Manovich.net [http://www.manovich.net/TEXTS_07.HTM, retrieved July 18 2011] 4-Manovich-AfterRemix.doc
TOFTS, Darren and MCCREA, Christian. (2009). What Now?: The Imprecise and Disagreeable Aesthetics of Remix. Fibreculture.org [http://fifteen.fibreculturejournal.org/, retrieved July 18 2011] 4-Fibreculture-RemixAesthetics.pdf
GUNKEL, David J. (2008). Rethinking the Digital Remix: Mash- ups and the Metaphysics of Sound Recording. Popular Music & Society. Taylor & Francis: UK. 4-Gunkel-MashUps.pdf

Transcript: 27thJulyand1stAugust2011-RemixAesthetic-Transcript.docx

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Week 5 – ‘Ethics in Remix’ – Wednesday 26th October 2011, 7pm – 9pm GMT
Question: ‘To what extent may the process of remixing be considered ethical?’

Reading List:

Sinnreich, A., Latonero, M and Gluck, M. (2009). Ethics Reconfigured. Information, Communication & Society. 12:8, 1242-1260. Routledge: UK. PDFMP3
Campanelli, Vito. (2011). Remix Ethics. International Review of Information Ethic (IRIE). Vol.15. PDFMP3
Sinnreich, A. (2011). Ethics remixed: Emerging attitudes about art, technology and appropriation. [ http://vimeo.com/24766543 retrieved 15/10/11 ]  PPT / MP3

Transcript: 26thOctober2011-EthicsinRemix-Transcript.docx

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Week 6 – ‘The History of Remix’ -
Monday 14th November 2011, 7pm – 9pm GMT
Question: ‘What are the origins of remix and how has it evolved over time?’

Reading List:
HARLEY, Ross Rudesch. (2009). Cultural Modulation and The Zero Originality Clause of Remix Culture in Australian Contemporary Art. FibreCulture.org, Issue 15. 6-CulturalModulation.pdf
LESSIG, Lawrence. (2008). Remix: Making art and commerce thrive in the hybrid economy. John Wiley & Sons: USA. 6-remix-abridged.pdf
HORSFIELD, Kate. (2006). Busting the Tube: A Brief History of Video Art. Feebdack: The Video Data Bank Catalogue of Video Art and Artist Interviews. Temple University Press: Philadelphia, USA. BriefHistoryofVideoArt-Abridged.pdf
FERGUSON, Kirby. (2011). Everything is a Remix. (Video Documentary). http://www.everythingisaremix.info/watch-the-series/ [retrieved 9th November 2011, 12:25am]

Transcript: 14thNovember2011-HistoryofRemix-Transcript.docx

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Week 7 – ‘Remix and Agency’
– Monday 28th November 2011, 7pm – 9pm GMT
Question: ‘How has remix been used as a political tool and can it be effective?’

Reading List:
EDWARDS, Richard L. and TRYON, Chuck. (2009). Political Video Mashups as Allegories of Citizen Empowerment. First Monday, Volume 14, Number 10, 5th October 2009. 7-politicalvideomashhups.pdf
DUBISAR, Abby M. and PALMERI, Jason. (2010). Palin/Pathos/Peter Griffin: Political Video Remix and Composition Pedagogy. Computers and Composition. Volume 27, Issue 2, June 2010, pp.77-93. 7-palinpathospetergriffin.pdf
DIETEL-MCLAUGHLIN, Erin. (2009). Remediating Democracy: Irreverent Composition and the Vernacular Rhetorics of Web 2.0. Computers and Composition Online. [ http://www.bgsu.edu/cconline/Dietel/ ] 7-RemediatingDemocracy.pdf

Transcript: 28thNov2011-Remix&Agency-Transcript.docx

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Week 8 – ‘The Future of Remix’
- Monday 12th December 2011, 7pm – 9pm GMT
Question: ‘How much of what is labeled as remix will turn out to be a fad and what future does the form have?

Reading List:
MANOVICH, Lev. (2008). Software Takes Command. (Section III). [Book draft released under CC license, 11/2008 through Manovich.net] manovich.pdf
MIMS, Christopher. (2011). Legitmix Ends the Music Sampling Deadlock. TechnologyReview.com. MIT: USA. [ http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/mimssbits/27294/ ]
HARWOOD, Tracy. (2011). Towards a Manifesto for Machinima. Journal of Visual Culture. Vol. 10 (1). Sage Publications: USA. machinima.pdf
GIBBONS, Fiachra. (2011). Jean-Luc Godard: ‘Film is Over. What to Do?’ The Guardian: UK. [ http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/jul/12/jean-luc-godard-film-socialisme ]  ( Film Socialisme – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLuWoz9OpqU )
MARBACK, Richard and Brown Jr., James J. (2011). Master Hands: A Video Mashup Roundtable. Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing and Culture. Issue 11. [ http://www.enculturation.net/11 - http://www.enculturation.net/master-hands-video-mashup-round-table ]

Transcript: 12thDec2011-Transcript-FutureofRemix.docx

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