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--Bill the Splut Sat Apr 16 20:58:11 2011
This is the preefct way to break down this information.
--Melloney Sun Nov 27 04:03:49 2011
H9mE76 Thank you ever so for you blog post. Awesome.
--Microsoft OEM Software Wed Mar 7 18:28:08 2012
Brian,This is an awesome alrtcie. And brings so many ideas to my mind. I'll focus in on the possibilities that emerges when you frame the mashup/re-mix as a moment wherein the ability to re-combine and re-imagine works in new and unique ways. This has a direct analogue to the potential for using the mashup/re-mix to re-imagine genres and disciplines throughout the academy more generally.I can't help but think of the ways in which the re-mix has fueled and framed one of the most important contemporary musical explosions, i.e. Hip Hop. It seldom gets mentioned in regards to edtech -at least I have come across very little mention of it- but isn't this the space where rock, punk and rap start to have some really interesting and creative inter-relationships for blurring these distinctions. A sampling of Kraftwerk's Trans-Europe Express can be argued to have marked an important moment in the genesis of rap as a more coherent movement (Afrika Bambaataa's sampling Trans-EuropeExpress on his seminal Planet Rock single), and the two musical genres have been dialoguing extensively ever since. I have found it impossible to be a fan of punk rock and not also be a fan of rap and/or Hip Hop -particularly The Beastie Boys (Paul's Boutique almost exclusively), Public Enemy, Cop Shoot Cop, N.W.A., The Roots, Dead Prez, a lot of Jay-Z, The Fugees, the inimitable Notorious B.I.G, Tupac, and vanilla Ice (Ok, I'm only half kidding with this last one). I think the relationship between rap and punk is relevant because they are both framing a deeply inter-related ethos in answer to both cultural assumptions and musical genres with an often in your face challenging of the status quo through a radical challenge to ownership, originality, and the myth of creation in isolation.The culture of re-use, re-imagining and re-framing genres, disciplines and the space of creative ownership is a moment that you frame beautifully in this alrtcie, and that speaks to the very mission of education in relationship to this not so new approach to culture. As you suggest, why the technology become relevant is it is easier than ever to re-mix the entrenched lines within which we frame our ideas and mark our disciplinary exclusivity. Mashups and remixes can challenge our assumptions on some deep and profound levels, and your alrtcie taps into that anarchic force brilliantly. Bravo, bravo, and bravo!
--Ahmet Thu Apr 11 12:49:42 2013

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