Here's an exploration of its benefits called "Why We Desperately Need to Bring Back Vocational Training".
An interesting school project -- Wonderboxes -- out of the Bay Area by Fabrice Florin: read the full description at Teaching Maker Art.
Before merchandising was the modus operandi of the music industry, enterprising entrepreneurs filled the gap. Read all about it here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/17/arts/music/rap-tees-catalogs-two-decades-of-hip-hop-merchandising.html?emc=edit_th_20151117&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=35359454&_r=0
Here are some of the remixes we discussed in class.
The Gray Album, DJ Danger Mouse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNNma1BDIUA
Beam up the Bass, AddictiveTV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DghEmltRgaU
Son of Strelka, Son of God, Dan Warren: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Any38uNUelM
House: Nothing Compares 2 You, Dana McLeod: http://www.givideo.org/ang/indexA/videosA/A-554.html
Carolyn Guertin, PhD
is a scholar of emergent media, and a professor of digital technologies and adult education in the Faculty of Education at UOIT in Canada. She is also graduate faculty in the MFA and PhD programs at Transart Institute in Berlin. She is author of Digital Prohibition: Piracy and Authorship in New Media Art (Continuum, 2012) Visit her website here.