Study guide posted for final exam. Be sure to pick an essay topic and prepare yourself mentally in advance.

COMING THIS WEEK final examDec 8

ASSIGNMENTS/In-CLASS EVALUATIONS

The Booty of Mixmash - DJ Onestep's continuous holiday mashup mix, on Soundcloud

with Dr JimCult 2001 0BTT 5:10-7:50L 3007

week 01 Introduction Sept 8

Appropriation (in the arts)

The adoption, borrowing, or theft of elements of one culture by another culture.

Taking over another culture’s style or way of expressing itself for your own purposes.

Taking something created by another person and making it "your own."

week 02 remix before remix Sept 15

Required readings and viewings

ASSIGNMENTS/In-CLASS EVALUATIONS

week 03 cultural appropriationSept 22

Required readings, viewings, and talks

week 04 identity appropriationSept 29

Required Readings/viewings

  • None.

ASSIGNMENTS/In-CLASS EVALUATIONS

  • None.

week 05 intellectual propertyOct 6

Required Readings/viewings

ASSIGNMENTS/In-CLASS EVALUATIONS

week 06 midterm Oct 13

ASSIGNMENTS/In-CLASS EVALUATIONS

week 07 types of cultureOct 20

Required Readings/viewings

  • None.

ASSIGNMENTS/In-CLASS EVALUATIONS

week 08 participatory cultureOct 27

Required readings

ASSIGNMENTS/In-CLASS EVALUATIONS

  • Creative Project Proposal due IN CLASS [Instructions] (3 marks)

week 9 culture jamming Nov 3

Required readings

Kembrew McLeod, "Crashing the spectacle: A forgotten history of digital sampling, infringement, copyright liberation, and the end of recorded music," in Cutting across Media, 164-177. [Read online]

ASSIGNMENTS/In-CLASS EVALUATIONS

  • Culture Jamming assignment due in Blackboard Discussion forum by midnight the day before class (8 pts)
  • Creative Project Proposal Revised draft due in Blackboard Assignments by midnight on the night of class [Instructions] (2 marks)

week 10 fan culture 1 Nov 10

Required readings and viewings

week 11 fan culture 2 Nov 17

Required readings and viewings

    IN-CLASS SCREENING: The People vs George Lucas (dir. Alexandre O. Philippe, 2010)

week 12 you are the remixer 1 Nov 24

Creative Project Due – Attendance mandatory

  • Creative Project Assignment specifications
  • You must be present and prepared to discuss your own and other people’s projects to receive the participation portion (10 marks) of the Creative Remix Project grade

week 13 you are the remixer 2 Dec 1

Attendance mandatory

  • You must be present and prepared to discuss your own and other people’s projects to receive the participation portion (10 marks) of the Creative Remix Project grade

week 14 final examDec 8

ASSIGNMENTS/In-CLASS EVALUATIONS

The Booty of Mixmash - DJ Onestep's continuous holiday mashup mix, on Soundcloud

assignments

Evaluation Breakdown
Assignments, in-class exercises, quizzes 20%
Midterm test 25%
Creative project 30%
Final exam 25%
  100%
Evaluations and assignments
Ecstasy assignment - 5% Sept 15
Midterm test - 25% Oct 13
Commercial appropriation post - 5% Oct 20
Proposal draft - 3% Oct 27
Proposal revised draft - 2% Nov 3
Culture Jam post - 5% Nov 3
Creative Project and self-analysis sheet -20% Nov 24
Workshop 1 - 5% Nov 24
Workshop 2 - 5% Dec 1
Final exam 25% Dec 8

key concepts

modes and techniques of appropriation

Conceptual
transmedia adaption
sequel
reboot
adaptation
fan fiction
knock-off / rip-off
 
Compositional
cover version
transmedia copy
medley
remake
Material
collage
photomontage
readymades
cut-ups
scratch DJing
Digital
digital collage and montage
Performance [recorded]
sampling
remix
audio & video mashup
fan edit