“Women and Pop Culture” Class Visit at SMC

July 12, 2010

Earlier this year, Melanie Klein of Feminist Fatale invited me to speak to her Women and Popular Culture class at Santa Monica College in California.  I spent the hour talking about how powerful Political Remix Video and Vidding are for critiquing media messages and fostering a talk back culture.  We also discussed the legal ramifications surrounding the use of copyrighted material and what the Fair Use doctrine is.

One of Melanie’s students, Jessica O’Keefe of O’Keefe Films, filmed and edited together this three part video of my talk.

Original videos and resources:

Political Remix Videos:
The Price is Creepy – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDo7WbWBJbQ
Racism in Disney – http://www.politicalremixvideo.com/2008/07/05/racism-in-disney-mashup/
Reel Grrls Remixed – http://www.politicalremixvideo.com/2010/03/21/reel-grrls-remixed-ads/
Human Energy – http://www.politicalremixvideo.com/2008/06/18/the-power-of-human-energy/
A Message From Unilever (Dove/Axe Remix) http://www.politicalremixvideo.com/2010/03/06/a-message-from-unilever/

Vidding:
Too Many Dicks – Video Game  http://www.feministfrequency.com/2010/03/remix-too-many-dicks/
Detachable Penis – http://www.politicalremixvideo.com/2009/03/21/detachable-penis/
Womanizer – http://www.politicalremixvideo.com/2009/03/07/kirk-is-a-womanizer/
One girl revolution – http://arefadedaway.livejournal.com/280454.html

Videos I didn’t have time to show:
Buffy vs. Edward – http://www.rebelliouspixels.com/2009/buffy-vs-edward-twilight-remixed
The Terminator – http://www.politicalremixvideo.com/2007/08/10/the-terminator/
300: This is Revisionism – http://www.politicalremixvideo.com/2008/07/17/300-this-is-revisionism/
Tough Guise Intro – http://www.politicalremixvideo.com/2008/03/26/tough-guise-intro/
Masculinity in Disney – http://www.politicalremixvideo.com/2008/03/26/masculinity-in-disney-films/

Resources:
Creative Commons
Center for Social Media
Organization For Transformative Works
Political Remix Video
Smartmeme

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