Remix Culture

The Netvibes site which Jill Walker Rettberg at the University of Bergen is using to support her course on digital art and electronic literature is well worth keeping an eye on as it develops. The current semester on remix culture is just underway and is exploring “the ways in which artists, writers and creators of all kinds of cultural artifacts today borrow, appropriate and remix content created by other people.” In an overview of the semester, Rettberg explains:

“We’ll be interpreting works where this happens, we’ll read about at cultural and legal implications of remixing, study historical examples of earlier cultural appropriation (we are far from the first remixers) and think about the theoretical and practical implications of a culture where the original genius is no longer the dominant cultural myth.”

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