DIY Media

DIY Media

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Schools remain notorious for co-opting digital technologies to -business as usual- approaches to teaching new literacies. qDIY Mediaq addresses this issue head-on, and describes expansive and creative practices of digital literacy that are increasingly influential and popular in contexts beyond the school, and whose educational potential is not yet being tapped to any significant degree in classrooms. This book is very much concerned with engaging students in do-it-yourself digitally mediated meaning-making practices. As such, it is organized around three broad areas of digital media: moving media, still media, and audio media. Specific DIY media practices addressed in the chapters include machinima, anime music videos, digital photography, podcasting, and music remixing. Each chapter opens with an overview of a specific DIY media practice, includes a practical how-to tutorial section, and closes with suggested applications for classroom settings. This collection will appeal not only to educators, but to anyone invested in better understanding - and perhaps participating in - the significant shift towards everyday people producing their own digital media.qRemixing now takes place in basements and bedrooms all across the globe. Websites provide samples for use and places to share remixes. Chat rooms allow for communication between people engaged in remixing. This period has alsoanbsp;...

Title:DIY Media
Author:Michele Knobel, Colin Lankshear
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2010


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