What is it about Remix Culture that makes youth want to try it?


Talk about Culture Remix. On my presentation, I already mentioned things like snapchat, facebook, popularity of facebook groups and hashtags. I mentioned why youth are so easily tempted by remixing and what tools they are using.

Title:What is it about Remix Culture that makes youth want to try it?

Some sources I have previously used to do my research.
I have decided to continue my research with more reliable sources for the area of my interest I have chosen. This time I used college database only to look for the answers and for information since it is more reliable than blogs and things are written online by unqualified people who only share their personal opinion.

The first source I have chosen from the database was an article written by T.Mills Kelly which a history teacher and she wrote a research article on History in a culture remix. I think it could be helpful in my final research because she experienced culture remix with her students and she shares the stories of young people who thought their remix is better than the original source and how the majority of her class supported that point of view. This article is touching the subject of creativity and why people prefer remixing primary sources that already do exist. It was really interesting and easy to read as well. (Kelly, 2011)

The second article of my choice happens to be the one by Hetcher, Steven A. It is a very interesting material mostly about fanfiction but it touches a subject of fan creativity and why people are willing to remix stuff they are fans of and how it affects popular commercial works. It also covers the copyrights and law in those cases since it is not the professional work but original in within the remixed arts. This article is exploring social norms that play significant role relating to culture remix. (Hetcher, 2009)

The third source of my choice is a paper from Art Education Volume 35 issue ½ by Paul Duncum. This paper focuses on the intersection between remix culture and youth culture. Paper shares examples which are offered from the author’s childhood and previous studies, but today, enabled by digital, networked technology, youth are engaging in creative activities that are changing the nature of learning in society in the direction of socially networked peer participation. Examples are offered from socially transgressive videos by youth on YouTube. It mentions digital tools that are used in the process and why it is easier to make remixes nowadays. (Duncum, 2013)

The fourth source is an Article by Laura G. which is more focused on digital tools themselves as on fair use since it is a big area of research when it comes to culture remix. It also covers the content creation and how copyright area is being fuelled by digitization. Topics that are covered in the article include taking unauthorized copyrighted materials for mashups, remixes, fanfictions, videos, music, photos and blogs challenging and straining a copyright system that has not been updated to reflect current realities. I am mostly interested in mashups, fanfictions, videos and anything visual that is remixed. (Gordon-Murnane, 2015)

My fifth source is an Article by William B. and his article covers a digital media which have created the opportunity to compose multimedia. He also mentions a little bit of each thing that my previous sources have mentioned but in a different like. He touches a topic of culture genres and online digital media such as online video and computer games. He explores students interviews and what they think about remix culture. (T., 2014)

The last source of my choice is an article by Akane Kanai. It is a little bit different from the previous sources I have chosen since Akane researched the popularity of a celebrity, Jennifer Lawrence, and how it has been spreader with help of culture remix. I believe her research might help me with finding out why people like remixing stuff so much and why they are into making gifs and posting them on Tumblr which the author mentions and how it can change the popularity of individuals. (Kanai, 2015)

Duncum, P. (2013, 03 15). Youth Remix Culture off and online. Australian Art Education 2013, Vol. 35 Issue 1/2, p10-23, 14p.

Gordon-Murnane, L. (2015, 12 01). Copyright Tools for Digitized, Collaborative Culture. Legislation and Jurisprudence. USA: Information Science.

Hetcher, S. A. (2009, June 18). Using social norms to regulate fanfiction and Remix Culture. Pennsylvania: Vanderbilt University.

Kanai, A. (2015, 09 16). Jennifer Lawrence, remixed: approaching celebrity through DIY digital culture. Celebrity Studies. Taylor & Francis.

Kelly, T. M. (2011, 05 12). But Mine’s Better. Teaching History in a Remix Culture. Society for History Education, 2011.

T., W. B. (2014, 12 10). From Screen to Screen. Students’ Use of Popular Culture Genres in Multimodal Writing Assignments. Louisville: Elsevier Inc.

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