I’ve previously written about and vlogged about copyright, the remix manifesto, and Larry Lessig. I’m also very interested in the concept of stretching the boundaries of learning beyond what is commonly accepted. So it was a delight for me to come across a school media studies class (mrmayo’s blog), which is heavily influenced by Creative Commons, working creatively with digital media. And not only that, but participating in a Q+A session with Larry Lessig over Skype.
Q+A Part 1
Q+A Part 2
That Larry, a Professor or Law at Stanford Law School, is willing to participate in such an interaction is simply brilliant! It also serves to encourage us all to ask and interact with noted experts across the globe. More and more the barriers of institutions are breaking down and enabling the potential for greater access to education for all.
Some work of Brendan Stone prompted a recollection in me about the remix manifesto by Brett Gaylor. In collaboration with others, some quite famous in these circles, the manifesto was put together and reads:
A Remixer’s Manifesto
- Culture always builds on the past.
- The past always tries to control the future.
- Our future is becoming less free.
- To build free societies you must limit the control of the past.
This video on the Boing Boing site introduces the basic principles.
Brett’s Open Source Cinema site
Interesting videos on the Open Source Cinema site explaining the movement
Other topic-related sites:
And a Girl Talk Rotoscoped video produced by 64 students: