In CEP 811, the first week was all about the remix. After learning about what a remix is and how most every “new” idea is really a remix of an older idea, we were tasked with creating our own remix of an educational technology buzzword using the tool Mozilla Popcorn Maker.
For my remix, I chose the word ebooks. I am a school librarian and ebooks has been a pretty big topic in my world for the past five years. I am a pretty technology centric teacher librarian, but I still love my paper books. That being said, I also love books on my kindle, my iPad, even my laptop or phone depending on the situation. I took that as my starting point. Books and the stories, facts and inspirations included within them are not dependent on the material’s format.
I started in the Perlinger Archives looking at their fantastically interesting educational movies from the 40s, 50s and 60s. I was not disappointed in my search for an old school portrayal of a school library. There were several that would have served as the perfect juxtaposition to ebooks and modern school libraries. A short clip from one of them was a great starting point for my project. I then searched flickr for photos of students reading using a variety of interfaces. It was surprisingly difficult to find photos such as these with Creative Commons attributions, and I had to choose one image that did not represent my point quite as well as I had wished. My problem then was how to connect the old and the new. I found an image that I felt would be perfect and I think works as a nice bridge. While searching for resources, I found a youtube video that said what I wanted to say with my remix. I wasn’t sure how to fit it in, but it ended up making a nice conclusion to my piece.
My work contains material from the sources cited below.
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This work includes material from the following sources in order of use:
Holmes (Burton) Films, Inc. (Producer). (1947). The Librarian [Streaming video]. Retrieved from Prelinger Collection https://archive.org/details/Libraria1947 Licensed under the Creative Commons Public Domain license.
Collier, J. B. (2005). Untitled #18. On Solo Guitar [CD]. Virginia: Bradsongs. Used with permission of the artist.
SMPTE color bars [Online image]. (2006). Retrieved October 25, 2014 from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SMPTE_Color_Bars.svg Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
Marques, T. (2014). Concentrado no jogo [Online image]. Retrieved October 25, 2014 from https://flic.kr/p/mLxVUR
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license.
Haight, L. [Lois Haight]. (2014). Elementary eBooks: iSchool capstone 2014 [Video file]. Retrieved October 25, 2014 from http://youtu.be/PiVKi11f2AA Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.