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Remix Gendered LEGO Commercials with HTML5 Video

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In January 2012 the LEGO Group released their “LEGO for girls” line called Friends which includes a series of pink pastel colored kits focused on the lives of 5 Polly Pocket style mini-dolls. In the TV commercials these mini-dolls bake cupcakes, go to the beauty shop and take care of pets. In contrast LEGO produces over a dozen themes marketed primarily […]

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Building an HTML5 Video Remixer Web App

This post originally appeared on genderremixer.com on September 16th 2011 The 2011 Open Video Conference at New York Law School was devoted to “builders, tinkers, makers, and doers” and with that in mind I was excited to lead a session (entitled Building a Better Remix Maker) which focused on creating intuitive, accessible open tools to […]

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The Gendered Advertising Remixer Application

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Over the past several years I’ve been recording TV commercials and using them in educational remixing workshops. I’ve found that fair-use remix video can be a fantastic way to combine critical media literacy, technical skills and creative play to help youth understand, deconstruct and reconstruct mass media messages about gender roles. At the 2010 Open […]

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Interviewed by Henry Jenkins about DIY Remix Video

Interviewed by Henry Jenkins about DIY Remix Video

I was recently interviewed by Henry Jenkins, Professor of Communications at the USC, as part of a series in relation to the “DIY Video 2010” show at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. I curated the Political Remix Video section of that show organized by Mimi Ito, Steve Anderson, and the Institute for Multimedia Literacy. […]

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