Week of 13 November 2006
Advice to a youngster.
As with all paragraph assignments, rather than offering a list of interesting observations, stick to a single topic, and develop it.
In class we will watch a video of a slideshow by lawyer Larry Lessig, offering a talk on "Who Owns Culture?"
Take something you've written for this class, and remix it.
Rhyme it. Strum it. Rap it. Drum it.
Tattoo it. YouTube it. Put your heart and soul into it. Yode-lay-he-hoo it.
Supersize it. Compromise it. U.S.S. Enterprise it. Send-it-to-Hogwart's-ize it.
Borrow whatever you want, and make it yours.
Update: Some student questions so far: "Can I bring my guitar to class and sing my rough draft?" "Can I use PowerPoint?" "Can several of us get together and make a video?"
Yes, yes, and yes.
Submit something in the Turnitin.com slot for Par 12 draft.