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For The Remix!

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A series of photographs taken by Jonathan Worth of author Cory Doctorow are now available for you to remix, regenerate, and to make new art, especially in light of the themes and topics of his books.


Your challenge is to make something new out of the photos, or better yet, remix of someone else’s remix. But we not only want you to make art, we want you to share the story behind it. Be sure to write up your work somewhere on the public web, license it under creative commons, tell the story of what it means or why you did it, cite the sources (e.g. links) to the image, and share how you made it.  Here’s HOW to write up and share your remix.


This is a new experiment in public art, and a new way of thinking about digital media. Who could be a better figure than an author who releases all of his published works under creative commons license with an open invitation to remix? Jonathan explains more about this project

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Unit 11

Remixes/Mashups

Upon watching the videos, the one main thing I’m nervous about is remixing photos. I had a terrible time just trying to figure out how to trim pictures out of background scenes. I have no idea how I will manipulate them to get them into a different form of …

Cory Doctorow FTR – International Postage

Remix of a photo by Jonathan Worth

This assignment was to take an image of Cory Doctorow from a collection of images created by Jonathan Worth and remix it.  My idea was to take the image of multiple small head shots of Doctorow and make them into postage stamps.  Initially …

GIFAChrome Camera GIFs Cory Doctorow

Professional photographer Jonathan Worth has put out an invitation for anyone to take his photos of Cory Doctorow, activist for liberalizing copyright laws and proponent for Creative Commons, and remix them in anyway you like. They will then choose from the best remixes and share any profits with their co-creators.…

Cory’s Colorful Moods

I was late night tinkering on a current remix effort of For The Remix, an open invitation to generate remixes from Jonathan Worth’s photos of author Cory Doctorow (also a ds106 assignment)

For this go around, I wanted to do something in code, and in the web. I …

Who Loves Ya, Cory?


So I am looking at Headless Weeks 13 & 14: ximeR and M@$#up, there is a lot of stuff to watch, read and think about. There is also Alan’s Triple Dog Dare for one is:

Remix a photo of Cory Doctorow

Which I’ve done before.

So I end up …

Portraiture

For FTR!,  I decided to take the office photo with the picture frames on the wall and put a portrait of  Cory Doctorow into the frames.  Both the picture of Doctorow and the photo of the office were taken by Jonathan Worth.  In order to do this, I …

Always Sometimes Never

Those three words pretty much haunt every geometry student at some point in their life. A square is always a rectangle, but a rectangle is sometimes a square? How can that be? It’s all about the properties. Quadrilaterals share a lot of different properties, but there also are a lot …

Creative Commons Joke

For this assignment I was tasked with remixing photographs by Jonathan Worth. While I’m not quite sure if a video was meant for this assignment, I went for it anyway. I was at a complete blank as to what I should do, so I went with what I feel …

FTW: FTR

The most challenging assignment of the week: For the Remix!

I don’t like physical/3D art. Let me just put that out there. I don’t get it. My roommate is in a Studio Art course, and I don’t get anything she does.

So, that was off the table. I downloaded the …

For the Remix!

I think that what Cory Doctorow and Jonathan Worth are doing to make the public domain better and explore remixing is very cool. I decided to make a book cover for “Eastern Standard Tribe” and went with a disorganized theme. The name also just reminded me of Native Americans and …

The Many Faces of Cory- Remixing the “Post-Photographic Portrait”

For this assignment, I was not sure what I really wanted to do. So I picked the photo with a ton of faces on it, and decided, hey I would think about it while I have it open on GIMP.

Nope, GIMP decided to not work for me.

So, …

Post Photographic Portrait

For this assignment we had to take a photo from a series of photographs taken by Jonathan Worth of author Cory Doctorow and remix them.   The photos were found here and we were encouraged to draw ideas from the themes and topics of Cory’s books for this remix.

I found …

Mash Up Assignments | 3 Stars | Doctorow’ed

The Assignment:

Your challenge is to make something new out of the photos, or better yet, remix of someone else’s remix.

Okay, I know we did one of these, but I had such a great time with the photos I decided to do another one.  ( I am not submitting …

Within the camo

*Disclaimer*: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. It is not a violation of any copyright laws because I am enabled through Creative Commons, and not infringing upon anyone as I take an image and make it my own!

Another assignment for these past …

Dead Men Tell No Tales

Jonathan Worth shared a collection of portrait photos he did of Cory Doctorow that we must use to remix, regenerate, and make our own.

I chose to base my remix on one of his book’s, Pirate Cinema.  The plot is centered around a sixteen year boy who loves making …

Stuck in a frame

While Mozilla Popcorn wins the prize for worst/hardest assignment ever in DS106 history, this project ranks pretty high on the challenging list of assignments.

We had to remix a picture (or remix someone else’s remix) of Cory Doctorow. He is a british science fiction author who works under with …

Time to Getcha Mind Blown

This is my submission for the “Post-Photographic Portrait” assignment.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Doctorow’s books are a mix of science fiction, fantasy and ethical dilemmas.

Using one of the photos from the fortheremix site ,  some simple text, and a brush

Another King

So for one of this weeks assignments, we had to remix a photo from a designated list and make a story for it.  I had a good time doing it and did all my work in Gimp.  I originally made a different photo, which I decided wasn’t remixed enough …

Another King

So for one of this weeks assignments, we had to remix a photo from a designated list and make a story for it.  I had a good time doing it and did all my work in Gimp.  I originally made a different photo, which I decided wasn’t remixed enough …

Another King

So for one of this weeks assignments, we had to remix a photo from a designated list and make a story for it.  I had a good time doing it and did all my work in Gimp.  I originally made a different photo, which I decided wasn’t remixed enough …

Locked Up

I can honestly say that I have put off this last assignment like no other! I don’t know why…maybe because this is my LAST WEEK of classes as an undergrad!!!! That could have been it…

The For The Remix assignment had DS students use pictures that Jonathan Worth’s website of …

Truncat: A Cat’s Tale

My third contribution to the FTR! For The Remix! project began very differently. I was planning to do another traditional DS106 assignment (this time Slide Guy) because the arrangement of stuff around Cory Doctorow’s desk looked like a perfect (albeit uncomfortable) slide. So I added slide guy and … …

Vontorson: A super-ground-breaking-author-extraordinaire!

For my second contribution to FTR! For the Remix!, I wanted to do a traditional DS106 assignment. And given that Cory Doctorow is a famous science fiction/cyberpunk author, creating a Troll Quote seemed appropriate. I used a quote from Kurt Vonnegut (or rather, an extracted quote for the sake …

Makers: A Zine About DIY, Hacking and Junk

I have a confession to make. I’ve never read any of Cory Doctorow’s fiction. A couple of his novels have been on my To Read list for ages, I have friends who love his work and think he is amazing, I’ve read some of his non-fiction, seen interviews with him, …

Ripping up a Shredder Head

So a new rather interesting DS106 assignments, For The Remix!

A series of photographs taken by Jonathan Worth of author Cory Doctorow are now available for you to remix, regenerate, and to make new art, especially in light of the themes and topics of his books.

The deal

Artificial Intelligence

In an age where artificial intelligence is becoming more and more prominent, we must become weary of those who walk among us. Who is real, and who is a machine? As the decades go by, it will become more difficult to answer this question. Your best friend could be a …

Moving Mashup

In Doctorow’s novel Pirate Cinema, the main character is obsessively driven to create and transform a video “mashup from something trite and obvious to something genuinely moving”.

It’s a great complement to this week’s ds106 remix challenge.

Jonathan Worth, the brilliant prof behind #phonar, has released …

How Do You Think Yoda Got So Wise?

Why he read all of the ancient and modern parables of the Wise One, especially borrowing attributes of those who took on Empires, like Jedi Yallow, for later training. He than sought out The Boing Boing Being in the deep depths of Hainault Forest, spending weeks at his feet, …

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