Public Domain Review

screen-shot-2017-02-22-at-12-12-24-pmI like to visit the Public Domain Review, an online resource for public domain content, especially historical imagery that inspires my own remix projects.

…curated collections of images, books, audio and film, shining a light on curiosities and wonders from a wide range of online archives. With a leaning toward the surprising, the strange, and the beautiful, we hope to provide an ever-growing cabinet of curiosities for the digital age

http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/

So much great stuff to look at here, including the recent release of the Met Museum’s collection of hi rez images:

http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/a-selection-from-the-mets-public-domain-collection/

Climate Remix Project : New Timeline

PLEASE NOTE CHANGES… Art2016 students: The Climate Remix project will extend until AFTER spring break. Here is the timeline for steps in the project and due dates. Please note that the emphasis of the project is generating many versions of experimental remixes using content from the class imagebank. Expect to create a new batch of remixed images during each workday in class. The work created in this project is also to be shared with the Interactive Media class, for use in further experimental projections. We will continue to use Tuesdays as digital sessions and Thursdays for mixed-media.

Based on our progress in class, I want to extend the timeline for the Climate Remix project into March. Please NOTE these deadlines below, I am giving an extension to AFTER SPRING BREAK for the final digital iterations and the MIXED-MEDIA image transfer part of the assignment. I will discuss the timeline in class. Please bring your laptops to Tuesdays and mixed-media supplies to Thursday classes!

Tues Feb 14 : Create at least 10 mashups in photoshop using Climate Remix Imagebank

Thurs Feb 16 : Discuss Rip! Remix video / Test experimental mixed-media techniques / add content to folder

Tues Feb 21 : Use photoshop for another round of 10 mashups (emphasis on complexity and simplicity using new imagebank shapes)

Thurs Feb 23 : Test image transfer techniques + Develop idea for a mixed-media work on theme of Climate Remix

Tues Feb 28 : Digital workday for photoshop animations and printing for image transfer

Thurs March 2 : MIXED-MEDIA / image transfer workday
SPRING BREAK
Tuesday March 14 : Climate Remix DIGITAL WORK Due (Folders of multiple versions, mixed-media tests, animations)
Thursday March 16 : Climate Remix MIXED-MEDIA work DUE for GRADING

Project 2 : Climate REMIX : IMAGEBANK

Over the next month we will be experimenting with ideas and methods of REMIX via collaborative image making on the theme : Climate Remix. Step one will be creating a class imagebank on google drive. Each student will contribute at least one image to each of the 10 categories in the Climate Remix Imagebank. All the images must be original,  and at least half of the images should be created by hand, via traditional art materials like drawing and painting. The other half of the images can be photos or digitally generated images. We will be using this project to explore various uses of remixed imagery, for installation, projection, animation and mixed-media works. This project stresses the shared-use of imagery, as another way of understanding creative property rights and the creation of public domain content.

More info at: https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/

Wanna Work Together? from Creative Commons on Vimeo.

More info in class!  Also, Please make time to view the video online: Rip! A Remix Manifesto.

View More about Remix Culture blog: https://jrockdigitalart.wordpress.com/category/remix-culture/

View: Rip! A Remix Manifesto

Digital Art Mixed-Media  / Online Viewing Assignment

RiP! A Remix Manifesto (it’s about 86 minutes)

Please view full video online. Take notes on what you find most revealing or surprising about the contemporary practice of remix artists. Does the video raise issues about your own use of digital media… in your artwork or your life? How does the video relate to recent internet blackout/protest and SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) legislation? Do you side with the CopyLEFT or the CopyRIGHT?

RiP: A Remix Manifesto from Laurent LaSalle on Vimeo.

http://ripremix.com/Prepare your comments (about 150 words). Upload to class folder called Rip! Remix Reflections. We will also discuss in class.