In this project, you will produce a substantive creative work by
remixing and/or adapting creative works by others.
For example, you could:
Write a story or poem that incorporates material from other texts.
Use images, text, links, etc. to create a website that tells a story
or communicates an idea.
Use some images to make a collage (either using digital tools, or
by printing out the images and making a physical collage), or
digitally alter the images somehow.
Download the code for one or more images in the Context Free Art
Gallery and modify/combine
them to make your own remix.
Make a video that adapts/remixes other video and audio material.
These examples are not meant to be an exhaustive list of options. You
should feel free to do something not on the above list (take a series
of photographs? make a painting? write a song? needlepoint
stitching?), or to mix multiple types of media, as long as you follow
the guidelines below.
The project is due at 5:00 pm on December 4.
Below are some resources that may be helpful to you. These are
also far from exhaustive; there is LOTS more creative work out there
licensed for adaptation and reuse! Just search for it. For example,
if you want to find some modern poetry licensed for adaptation, you
certainly can—just do a Google search for something like “creative
commons poetry” and see what turns up.
You must somehow make use of two or more other creative works.
The used portions or influence of the other creative works must be
somehow recognizable. For example, you can’t just take a few
colors from an image or only a word or two from a text. However,
recognizable does not necessarily mean obvious. It’s OK if the
use or influence of the other creative works needs to be pointed out
in order to see it.
On the other hand, your use needs to be transformative. That
is, you must make something recognizably new; you are not just
changing something about the existing creative works, but using them
to make something new. For example, putting two poems one after the
other, or changing a single word of a poem would not normally be
Along with your finished creative work, you should write a 1 page
reflection on your creative process. For example, you might consider
questions such as:
The project is worth 150 points, broken down as follows:
You should submit the following files by uploading them to this
A text document containing your copyright declaration, license, and
proper attribution of the other creative works you used.
A text document describing and reflecting on your
creative process, as explained above.
If you choose, you may combine multiple text documents into one, as
long as you are clear about the different sections. For example, if
you write a story, you could put the story, copyright, attributions,
and reflection all in the same document. Putting everything in one
document is not necessarily better—do whatever you think is most