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/

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.

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). We will discuss in class the following week.

REMIX WRAP-UP > Spring 2016

REMIX WRAP-UP > The assignment asks you to develop combinatory creativity, drawing from the class imagebank and generating multiple versions of your own unique mashed-up images. The goals of the assignment are to discover new ways of working with borrowed imagery, to explore using layers and tools in photoshop, to find new rhythms of work while maintaining an open, playful and experimental attitude. All imagery should be originally generated by students in the class (photos, drawings, designs). The project requires you to test techniques of mixing imagery in many ways. Your final folder should show evidence of your various experimental versions.

Please Note these Dates:

Tuesday March 1 : Finish 16″ Remix Squares, (UMD stores will cut 16 inch squares of adhesive foamcore for purchase next week so that prints can be mounted)

Thursday March 3 : Multiple Digital Versions and Print Square DUE

What should you include in your final remix folder ? :
• images you contributed to class IMAGE BANK
(you contributed at least one image to each folder)
• repeat pattern tests for game textures
• snapshots of image transfer tests onto materials
• folder with 10-20 VERSIONS of your remix square
• final 16”x16” square

Name your folder : YourName_Remix_Final
Name each image : yourname_remix_version1, yourname_remix_version2…

Upload your folder with all your versions and other evidence of digital work on the remix project to our class google drive folder: Art2016_Remix_WrapUp_spring16

Tues March 15: No Class, use time for a workday on mixed-media or View Digital Nation video online

Thursday March 17 : Mixed-Media Image transfer Remix DUE
(either a 3d object, or a large 2D work at least 32 inches)

Blog Assignment : RiP! A Remix Manifesto

Fall 2015 / Digital Art Mixed-Media Classes

Online Assignment  for THURSDAY Sept 24

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). We will discuss in class the following week.

Blog Assignment > Watch Rip! Remix Manifesto

Blog Assignment
Spring 2015Digital Arts / Mixed-Media Studio:

We used to be able to watch this entire documentary film online… but now they are asking for donations. Please try to view full video.
RiP! A Remix Manifesto (it’s about 86 minutes)

RiP: A Remix Manifesto from Laurent LaSalle on Vimeo.

http://ripremix.com/

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?

Prepare your comments (about 150 words) and have them ready to post to the blog…