Your Final Digital Project: Stepping into New Narrative Realms

One of the aspects of writing for digital media I’ve been hoping to impress upon you all this semester, is that the realm of “the digital” isn’t so much a singular, discrete entity, but rather a variety of forms, styles, and media that overlap and intersect with the forms, styles, and media we categorize as … More Your Final Digital Project: Stepping into New Narrative Realms

This is the Remix

Creation requires influence.  Ideas are not property. Discovery belongs to us all. These are just some of the ideas we’ll be exploring in our next unit: the remix. For perhaps the first time ever in your academic career, I am requiring you to plagiarize. In doing so, remember Kirby Ferguson’s mantra: Copy. Transform. Combine. Your task, … More This is the Remix

Unleashing the Creative Klepto: The Final Digital Narrative

One of the aspects of writing for digital media I’ve been hoping to impress upon you all this semester, is that the realm of “the digital” isn’t so much a singular, discrete entity, but rather a series of interwoven bits and pieces — some digital, some physical, some embodied, some binary. We can see this … More Unleashing the Creative Klepto: The Final Digital Narrative

This is the Remix

Creation requires influence.  Ideas are not property. Discovery belongs to us all. These are just some of the ideas we’ll be exploring in our next unit: the remix narrative. For perhaps the first time ever in your academic career, I am requiring you to plagiarize. In doing so, remember Kirby Ferguson’s mantra: Copy. Transform. Combine. Your … More This is the Remix

Creative Kleptomaniacs

Art is theft. — Pablo Picasso What Austin Kleon calls “creative kleptomania” has been given many names by many different artists, writers, and makers throughout history. Sampling. Remixing. Uncreative writing. Plagiarism. Whatever you call it, the idea at its core is simple, if abrasive: nothing we create is fully original. Everything builds on what came … More Creative Kleptomaniacs