Web 2.0 Video Remixes and Social Activism
This lecture is being held in conjunction with Professor Kristen Palana’s COM408 Media, Art and Social Activism course. It is open to the AUR community and all are invited to attend.
Eduardo Navas is currently doing research on patterns of YouTube video remixes. For his lecture, he will discuss the evolution of remix in different viral videos and their responses. He will focus specifically on when and how a video remix takes effect in complementary relation to other YouTube videos that function as reports and documents of social activism. Navas will reflect on both forms of production (original footage and remix) as complementary and important vehicles that can be used to foment social activism. In this lecture, Navas will expand on his theory of the selective remix, which is one of four forms of remix which he has defined in his research.
Eduardo Navas is an artist and Media Researcher who has taught at universities including Penn State and Eugene Lang College at The New School. He is a Post-Doctorate Fellow in the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at The University of Bergen, Norway in affiliation with the Software Studies Lab at University of California San Diego.
Texts relevant to social activism that expand on Navas’s definitions:
- After Iran’s Twitter Revolution: Egypt:
(Published in The Levantine Review)
- Research on Remix and Cultural Analytics
- Regressive and Reflexive Mashups in Sampling Culture, 2010 Revision
(available in print on Mashup Culture)
- The Ethics of Modular Complexity in Sustainability
(available in print on CSPA Journal)
- Transmedia and Remix Debate at Brazilian Digital Culture 2010