- Check in on Weekly Authentic Blog Posts.
This week you will be constructing your own position paper on who gets to own ideas. You are going to create a solution for our own projects (utopias and -Isms) that will allow some intellectual rights to be preserved in a traditional sense (no one can copy your ideas), and other rights to be changed to allow remix culture to take over (people can work with your premises to create something new). In order to start this writing piece off right, I would like you to do a little bit of internal research to see what you know and think about copyrighting ideas. Create the following diagram on a piece of paper to show your opinions of what should and should not be allowed of the following remixing or mashup situations:
Isn’t Illegal Is Illegal
Should be Illegal
Shouldn’t be Illegal
- Creating a collage using a famous piece of art and some of your own drawings.
- Hacking someone’s computer game and making it better then selling it.
- Taking someone’s direct quote from a book without citing it.
- Taking someone’s ideas from a book and listing them as one of your biggest influences in the bio.
- Using two pieces of different music to make a new one.
- Creating a replica of a building in Google Sketch-up.
- Creating a parody of the latest blockbuster film and putting it up on YouTube.
- Typing out a chapter of someone’s book and putting links to pictures of all of the places it mentions.
- Taking the beat or melody of a famous song and looping it to create something new to sing or rap over, without asking for permission to use the sample.
- Using a well known movie clip, and dubbing you and your friends making up funny, rude comments over top of it so that it looks like they are saying what you want them to.
Discuss each situation.
Lets take a look at a few definitions and real life situation.
- Discuss Digital Educator Technology Toolkit proposals.
- What does it mean to be an outsider?
- Who are the insiders?
- What kind of outsider are you?
- Why do we identify more with outsiders?
- Discuss Digital Eucator Technology Toolkit proposals.
- Where is the best place to get ideas for our Utopias?
- Go through the process of selecting a Utopian/Dystopian novel that you think will have a great effect on your Utopian ideas.
I’m sorry that I couldn’t be there to help you out in person (especially because I love teaching on my birthday), but I did want to tell you how to post from writetomyblog.com:
- Click on Manage Posts
- Choose WordPress (not WordPress.com) as your Blog Service.
- Enter in your blog web address with “xmlrpc.php” at the end:
- Example: http://bhwilkoff.learnerblogs.org/xmlrpc.php
- Enter your Username and Password that gives this site temporary access to your blog.
- Click Manage Posts
- Choose your blog and Click Manage Posts again
From here you can either decide to edit one of your posts, or you can click close and write a new post.
- You can then click publish in order to send whatever you have typed to your blog.
- It will ask you if you want to publish it to the same blog that you set up before. Click publish again.
- You can then categorize it if you want or just click publish for a third time.
You have done it! Pat yourself on the back.
- I saw this online yesterday and I knew that I just had to play it for you. This is an example of just how ineffective your words can be when you don’t take the time to choose them wisely. This piece really makes me feel bad for the girl who wrote it. The “former boyfriend” obviously thought it was funny rather than serious, the exact opposite of its intent. I feel so bad, in fact, that I think we should help her out. I would like to have you rewrite this letter with the intent that it originally had and then give a dramatic reading of a great breakup letter. You may either keep the same words and just make them grammatically correct, or you may keep the sentiment and change the words. Either way, I would like you to make this breakup letter readable.
- Show and tell what I did during CSAP.