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DIY Video 2010: Political Remix (Part Three)

This is the second in an ongoing series of curated selections of DIY Video prepared in relation to the screening of DIY Video 2010 at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and organized by Mimi Ito, Steve Anderson, and the good folks at the Institute for Multimedia Literacy. The following is my interview with Jonathan McIntosh, who describes himself as "a pop culture hacker, video remix artist and fair use advocate." McIntosh was the curator for the Political Remix track of this series.

Your selections here suggest a strong over-lap between fan vidding and political remix. Can you tell us something of the relationship which has emerged between the two DIY video communities?

The overlap in my curated examples is definitely intentional on my part, though I'm not sure how much of a self-conscious relationship there is between the two genres. I can say little about the impact of political remix on vidding but I can detail the impact of vidding on political remix work.

DIY Video 2010: Political Remix (Part Two)

This is the second in an ongoing series of curated selections of DIY Video prepared in relation to the screening of DIY Video 2010 at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and organized by Mimi Ito, Steve Anderson, and the good folks at the Institute for Multimedia Literacy. The following selections were curated and commented upon by Jonathan McIntosh, who describes himself as "a pop culture hacker, video remix artist and fair use advocate."

Music Videos

Music Videos - Vidding, AMVs and many political remix videos use music and lyrics to complicate or even subvert conventional understanding of a particular series of images. Music and lyrics can significantly change the tone or emotional register of otherwise familiar images, and lyrics in particular can provide a complicated counter-narrative to common-place visuals.

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DIY Video 2010: Political Remix (Part One)

This is the second in an ongoing series of curated selections of DIY Video prepared in relation to the screening of DIY Video 2010 at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and organized by Mimi Ito, Steve Anderson, and the good folks at the Institute for Multimedia Literacy. The following curator's statement was written by Jonathan McIntosh, who describes himself as "a pop culture hacker, video remix artist and fair use advocate."

Political Remix Video can empower people to assert their creative voice, tell alternative stories and critically engage with mass media systems. It is a form of critical DIY media production which challenges power structures, deconstructs cultural norms and subverts dominant social narratives by transforming fragments of mainstream media and popular culture.

This Week in Civic Media 11.05.10: Civic media and the law; When politics meets pop culture, and more

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  • New podcast: "Civic Media and the Law" http://cot.ag/9NIEEe David Ardia (@berkmancenter), Micah Sifry, and Daniel Schuman (@sunfoundation)
  • New podcast: Emerson College's Eric Gordon (@ericbot) on local engagement games http://cot.ag/aSGn1f
  • When Politics Meets Pop Culture: The Mid-Term Election Report http://cot.ag/aNw14Z @henryjenkins

From our Friends

  • @GambitGameLab: Come to the GAMBIT Exhibit Grand Opening at the MIT Museum on November 12th, 2010 from 5:30-7:30PM http://ow.ly/32OxX
  • The Boston Chinatown public library branch: a beautiful if frustrating post from MIT CoLab http://colabradio.mit.edu/?p=6457
  • @jason_pontin: Those waves of grass-roots political sentiment on Twitter? Just astroturf. Fake, sent out by bots http://bit.ly/9els5c

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