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
An innovative approach to tackling sexism head-on. Read about it here.
The most unlikely sources can provide rich material for teaching difficult subjects. Teaching by analogy can be a powerful tool. This teacher, Cutcha Risling Baldy, sees herself as being analogous to the great grandson of Carl, Rick's son, in The Walking Dead. Since a holocaust or genocide is impossible to imagine, the horrors of a zombie apocalypse are a useful tool for coming to understand what the lives of the native peoples are North America were like very recently. Read her article here.
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.