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ERIC Number: EJ1027775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
The Pedagogical Potential of Video Remix: Critical Conversations about Culture, Creativity, and Copyright
Burwell, Catherine
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v57 n3 p205-213 Nov 2013
Appropriation, transformation and remix are increasingly recognized as significant aspects of digital literacy. This article considers how one form of digital remix--the video remix--might be used in classrooms to introduce critical conversations about representation, appropriation, creativity and copyright. The first half of the article explores the opportunities that remix presents to reflect on mainstream media ideologies, emerging modes of collaborative creativity, and the complexities of intellectual property. The second half illustrates this potential by examining the use of one popular video remix, Buffy vs. Edward, in a secondary school English class and an undergraduate popular culture course. Throughout, the article argues that critical discussion of digital texts and practices opens up the possibilities for students to analyze their everyday lived media experience. This is an important undertaking in a context in which young people's identities and world views are increasingly shaped through digital texts and interactions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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