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This week we will focus on:

Creativity & Copyright

All work is due by midnight on Monday, June 21, 2021

Below is a list of what’s to be completed this week.

  • How has the Internet affected society’s views on Copyright? This week, watch one of the two following documentary films Rip! A ReMix Manifesto (run time 87 minutes) featured below:

Or, Everything is a Remix (run time 37 mins).

Both films have a similar theme. Write a reflective blog post on what you learned from these films. What is the basic point of view of the creators of these films regarding copyright? Who might hold the opposite point of view? In what ways do copyright laws impact creativity? What questions did the films raise as you were watching? What ideas in the films contradict what you may have previously known? This class encourages using a remix approach to digital storytelling. What considerations should be made when repurposing the work of others? What are some foolproof/safe ways of doing this? What are some more risky approaches? How do you expect to proceed this semester?

  • Read Austin Kleon’s post “10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered: Lessons from my book ‘Show Your Work!’” Also have a quick look at his previous “Steal Like an Artist” book. In a nutshell, these books describe the both the way this course works and a value system that can benefit you throughout your professional career. After looking over these materials, pick one idea that resonated with you and write a blog post in response to that idea. Tell us about the idea and how you might incorporate it into your work.
  • Learn How to Write Assignment Posts: Read How to write up assignments like a blogging champ. I would like to see some excellent posts each week. It is important not only to tell us what you did but how you did it and what you learned from it. Be sure to write up new posts for each activity you complete, then write a summary post at the end of the week that references each of these posts.
  • Explore the Assignment Bank: Use the DS106 Assignment Bank to do at least 8 stars’ worth of assignments of your choice. Choose assignments from at least 3 different categories (visual, audio, etc). 8 stars could be 8 1-star assignments, or a 4-star and two 2-stars, or any other combination. Try to incorporate our Survival theme into one or two of the assignments you complete using real history or works of fiction and pop culture. There is no right way to complete these, just use this opportunity to express yourself creatively through digital media. Be sure to document your work using the recommendations described in “How to Write Assignment Posts.” Share your best work on the shared Twitter using #digme256 and #ds106 hashtags.
  • Complete at least three different Daily Create activities. It is important to complete a particular activity on the day it appears, so you will do these on three or more different days. You should respond by posting your work to Twitter with the appropriate hashtag for that day’s assignment.
  • Begin commenting and interacting with online participants in DigMe256. Share some of the blog posts you have written and comment on the work of others.
  • Document your week’s work in a single written summary post that includes links to each of these different blog posts along with a discussion of what was accomplished. The key goal here is to reflect on what you learned and accomplished and document it all in one place. Submit the working link to your weekly summary post to week 2 assignment on Canvas.

Due Monday, June 21, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

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