Remixing Media, ©ritiquing ©ulture explores how the appropriation, parody, and remixing of media texts (images, ads, music, video, etc) can be a powerful form of cultural critique. Not only will we look at the culture jamming movements of the past and present, but we will apply these concepts and aesthetics to create our own works that turn the media and its messages against itself. At the end of the term we will showcase these works at our own art show/exhibit that we curate and promote as a way of highlighting the practical value of fair use within creative communities.
Deep-Dive FIG: Please note this FIG contains a challenging long-term project. This course has been vetted by First-Year Programs to ensure first-term students can achieve success. The instructor will be available to assist students along the way.
Students explore the intersection of topics by taking the following course package:
UGST 109 First-Year Experience Seminar - 1-credit
CINE 230 Remix Cultures - CoreEd or major satisfying course, 4-credits
Remix Cultures is a class that is predicated on the notion that all ideas are and have been a remix of those great ideas that have preceded them, and that those ideas will continue to be remixed well into the future. Thus, we will explore the remix as a philosophical, aesthetic, economic, and cultural phenomenon. Historical and important films that we study in Cinema Studies were often remixes of popular plays, those plays were often remixes of popular books, and those books were the remix of oral folk stories. And, the "ideas" that underlie these works are used and recycled in popular media to this day.
ARTD 250 Print Media Digital Arts - CoreEd or major satisfying course, 4-credits
Examines application of print media in contemporary visual culture; explores its use in a fine art context. Introduces digital drawing, digital photo editing, and typographic layout to visually communicate expressive concepts.