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ERIC Number: EJ817079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Remix: The Art and Craft of Endless Hybridization
Knobel, Michele; Lankshear, Colin
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v52 n1 p22-33 Sep 2008
"Remix" means to take cultural artifacts and combine and manipulate them into new kinds of creative blends. In this sense, remix is as old as human cultures, and human cultures are themselves products of remixing. Since the late 1980s, however--originating with highly contrived forms of music remix by dancehall DJs--remix practices have been greatly amplified in scope and sophistication by recent developments in digital technologies. These make it possible for home-based digital practitioners to produce polished remixes across a range of media and cultural forms. This has in turn strengthened remix culture, encouraging seemingly endless hybridizations in language, genre, content, technique, and the like, and raised questions of legal, educational, and cultural import. This article samples remix culture and identifies some key implications remix practices have for literacy in general, and literacy education in particular.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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