This week we explored copyrights and ‘copywrongs’…
We discovered that even though parody comes under fair use, or fair dealings provisions, there are those with the power to strip the internet of comedic and often socially relevant genius with take-down notices. The internet share and share-alike utopia is far from reality. Mainly due to the commercialization of most, if not all content .
This got me thinking about remix culture, and the possibilities it could have for our online feature. I created the following video about remix culture, using the ‘Downfall’ example given in the lecture…
Jonathan highlighted the way in which remixing Downfall brought far more attention to the original film than it would have received otherwise. Thus remixing can be used as a tool to draw contributors and content creators, diversifying the way we look at our original content.
This is demonstrated by the recent take down of Auckland University Law students feminist parody of Robin Thicke’s repulsive “Blurred Lines”.
Further to considering the elements of remixing as a tool to draw crowds, the benefits of remix culture, the copyleft movement and creative commons can all be utilised in the creation of our own content, and dramatically boost user interaction.
Group Progress Update Week 6:
The week after our presentation progress is plodding along nicely. A revamp of our timeline to more effectively stage the output of content, and fit with our own schedules was completed after the lecture.
After feedback from our presentation we have decided to cut Pinterest from our social media platforms. Sticking with twitter, instagram and facebook as ways to both create and draw user interaction and also as useful platforms for content creation that can be embedded in our blog.
We are also working on stressing the use of course related content in our online feature as an avenue for social change and an online hub for a community interested in the movement.
Still searching for the perfect template for the website – it’s proving difficult, but I feel like it will affect the entire accessibility of content if we don’t get it right!
But for now, the future holds some heavy content creation and interaction….
Here’s something I made for fun:
Adventures in coding a generator…
The Spirit Vegetable Generator: http://spiritvegetablegenerator.tumblr.com/