I’ve known about these for a while now, but since the last of the series just dropped yesterday, it seemed like the time to write about them.
The Everything Is A Remix videos should be required watching for all educators and students. End. Of. Story.
Kirby Ferguson breaks down the complicated differences between copying and tranforming- showing the merits of either and limitations of both. In the educational world, it’s all too common for us to say “copying is bad” without ever admitting that copying plays an important role in the creative process. We delineate the world into good and bad without ever addressing the substantial grey area.
These videos take the very difficult subject matter and via use of excellent narration, wonderful animation, and astute split screens, open students’ eyes to the true nature of creativity and ownership.
If you’re not watching these, and if you’re not showing them to your students, you’re doing it wrong.