DINCuratorial T0p5 [Middle School Remix Vidz]

Andrew Rosinski over at DINCA recently started a series called t0p5, “a DINCuratorial series featuring guest participants that curate five embeddable internet videos. There are no guidelines for their selections, other than participants are encouraged to reflect upon their choices in however many words they deem necessary.”

For my DINCuratorial slot I put together the following:

  • Over the summer I taught a video remix class at Marwen (here in Chicago) for middle school students. The class served as an introduction to video editing (non of these students had any kind of serious prior editing experience) as well as an introduction to remix based work, theory and politics. I was extremely surprised how in depth we were able to discuss critical theory (a subject usually reserved for college level students) and digital policy. By the end of the course every student was producing critical, technically proficient, and occasionally hilarious remix videos, and most could explain to you in serious detail their fair-use rights and how best to navigate intellectual property issues on the web. I was extremely proud of the work they produced in class, and while I think you should check out all their videos here, I’ve forced myself to choose only five for DINCA’s t0p5. I think these exemplify their various projects + perspectives fairly well. Enjoy ‘em (and keep in mind these videos where made by 11 – 13 year olds!)

Check out the videos/post here!

thnx for the invitation Andrew!

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