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Video Lord of the Rings - Mashed Taters
Potatoes. Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew. What we need is a few good taters.
Video Gollum and Smeagol
Review of Juxtaposition and Camera View Points
Video Flotsam
Page 27 -- magnification of photos to see different generations of children participating in the Melville camera experience (10x - 55x)
Video The Lord of the Rings - Gollum and Smeagol
Review of juxtaposition and camera viewpoints.
Video Flotsam - Boy Throwing Camera into Ocean
Flotsam by David Wiesner, boy throwing camera into the ocean
Video Flotsam
Page 21 -- Big double spread of aliens, underwater spaceship, and tall sea horses
Video Mean Girls - Cafeteria Tribes
The idea of subcultures
Video OCEANIA - KOTAHITANGA
Remix Practices
Video Maori Haka
A mixed kapa haka team filmed in Palmerston North (Massey Uni Maori studies graduation show)
Video All Blacks Haka
Haka Dance
Video The Atlanta Braves Chop At Turner Field
As the Atlanta Braves take on the Boston Red Sox on June 17, 2006, the fans rally the team with the chop.
Video Flotsam
Big double spread of journey of camera from moonlit ocean, through the mouth of a fish, the eye of a whale, and finally, sea horses and sea anemones.
Video The Lord of the Rings - Mashed Taters Remix
Potatoes. Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew. What we need is a few good taters. By Albino Blacksheep (2008)
Video Flotsam
Boy with magnifying glass.
Video Flotsam
Double spread of camera in an underwater city with mythical and real creatures.
Video Moby Dick (1956) - Separation Scene
Moby Dick (1956) by John Huston. Scene where the women say goodbye to the men as they sail away.
Video The Hunger Games (2012) - Bloodbath Scene
The Hunger Games (2012). Opening scene of the actual games and the massacre that occurs during the first few minutes.
Video The Lord of The Rings: Mashed Taters Original
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, mashed taters scene.
Video The Hunt for Gollum - Scene 1
The Hunt for Gollum (2009) by Chris Bouchard. Scene 1.
Video HJ as a puppet explaining participatory culture
Puppets
Video Super Mario Brothers video game
Super Mario Brothers
Video James Paul Gee on Learning with Video Games
The gaming expert shares insights into why video games are such effective learning tools
Video J.K. Rowling Announces Pottermore
Watch the exclusive announcement from J.K. Rowling.
Video Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness
Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi TED talk video where he asks, "What makes a life worth living?" Noting that money cannot make us happy, he looks to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in activities that bring about a state of "flow." This video is used in Flows of Reading to introduce Mihaly's theory on flow to gaming and then its relation to reading as another medium we can be in flow with as well.
Video The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar MMORPG
This is an Example of an MMORPG: "Everywhere we go—whether hanging out at the park, being a lab partner in a science class, or meeting new friends through playing the latest MMORPG (Massively Multi-Player Online Role-Playing Game) —we negotiate the implicit and sometimes explicit norms of social communities. These spaces typically don’t have signposts or labels that state every guideline that we must abide in order to be part of the group—but somehow most people learn what’s inappropriate to do and what to do to fit in. Through observation, talking to others in the group, and actively engaging in the group discussion or activity presented, you can learn about the expectations for appropriate conduct, and what it means to be a responsible player or citizen of the community.
Video Father Mapple's Sermon -- Moby Dick (1956)
According to the poet Matthew Arnold (based on his 1969 essay Culture and Anarch), some aspects of human life—the most elevated or perfected bits, those removed from immediate utilitarian value and from the harshness of a growing machine culture—were worth passing down to the next generation, while others were disposable, perhaps not even culture at all. Those who embrace Arnold focus on the value they see as intrinsic to those "great works," while those who criticize this tradition focus on what it excludes –including most of what has been written by women, minorities, the developing world, and so forth, not to mention media and popular culture. Under this account, Moby-Dick (esp as seen in this clip from the 1956 movie) constitutes an important cultural resource, whereas Star Trek and Bridesmaids (2010) ephemeral.
Video Wizarding World of Harry Potter Map
Map of Harry Potter
Video Game of Thrones Case Study
HBO needed to raise awareness for it’s new show "Game of Thrones", an adaptation of George RR Martin’s epic fantasy novels. To do this, Campfire brought the world of Westeros to life through a series of interactive experiences based around the 5 senses. The novels already had a passionate and connected fan base, so our strategy was to activate those fans and have them broadcast their excitement to a wider audience.
Video Superman: Red Son Propaganda Video (Reeves Version)
Footage from historical footage ripped from other YouTube videos. This is a work of humorous fiction. Apologies to anybody disturbed by the trivial nature of this video.
Video Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page
Inspired by one of the world's greatest novels, Ohio artist Matt Kish crafted an original piece of art for each page of Moby-Dick. In doing so, he created a visual masterpiece that echoes the layers of meaning in Melville's narrative.
Video "What is Multimodality?"
Berit Hendriksen and Gunther Kress discuss the notions of 'functional specialisation', 'functional load', 'coherence' and 'layout'.
Video Django Unchained trailer
Why is violence so persistent in our popular culture? Because violence has been persistent across storytelling media of all kinds. A thorough account of violence in media would include: fairy tales such as Hansel and Gretel, oral epics such as Homer's Iliad, the staged violence of Shakespeare's plays, paintings of the Rape of the Sabine Women, and stained glass window representations of saints being pumped full of arrows, or, for that matter, talk show conversations about the causes of school shootings. Violence is fundamental to these various media because aggression and conflict are core aspects of human experience. We need our art to provide some moral order, to help us sort through our feelings, to provoke us to move beyond easy answers and to ask hard questions.
Video Howard Gardner of The Multiple Intelligence Theory
Dr. Gardner explains his multiple intelligence theory on Edutopia.org.
Video Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters - Trailer
Trailer for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) -- to show the not-useless pervasiveness of violence in popular culture, especially from stories originating as "fairy tales" for young kids.
Video The Hunt for Gollum - Scene 2
The Hunt for Gollum (2009) by Chris Bouchard. Scene 2.
Video The Hunger Games (2012) - Taking Points of View
How to read a scene from The Hunger Games (2012), taking the points of view of various characters.
Video Wanderings of Gollum - LotR Timeline
This is a "movie narrative chart" for The Lord of the Rings (2001-3), by Randall Munroe (http://xkcd.com/). It shows the the timeline of movie character interactions.
Video Battlestar Galactica - Scar - Clip 1
Clip from Battlestar Galactica to showcase women as heroes and on par with men.
Video Battlestar Galactica - Scar - Clip 2
Clip from Battlestar Galactica to showcase women as heroes and on par with men.
Video Battlestar Galactica - Scar - Clip 3
Clip from Battlestar Galactica to showcase women as heroes and on par with men.
Video Battlestar Galactica - Scar - Clip 4
Clip from Battlestar Galactica to showcase women as heroes and on par with men.
Video The Lord of the Rings - Smeagol vs Deagol
This clip is used to discuss questions we need to ask to discuss--and potentially not dismiss--fictional representations of violence.
Video Moby Dick (1956) - Opening Scene - "Call Me Ishmael"
Opening Scene of John Huston's Moby Dick (1956) with the famous line "Call me Ishmael."
Video Moby Dick (1956) - Father Mapple's Sermon
Father Mapple's Sermon as portrayed in the 1956 John Huston adaptation of Moby Dick.
Video Wanderings of Gollum - Gap in the Narrative
This represents a modification to "movie narrative chart" for The Lord of the Rings (2001-3) originally created by Randall Munroe (http://xkcd.com/). The pink and red lines have been added to show the wanderings of the creature Gollum in the years between 3001 and 3017.
Video Excerpts And God Created Great Whales
A few moments from Rinde Eckert's "And God Created Great Whales"
Video Loomings -- Annotation and Ornamentation
An example of how to annotate and ornament a page of traditional text
Video Juxtaposition of Andy Serkis and Gollum
Actor Andy Serkis in a motion capture suit is juxtaposed in this video against the fully rendered animated character Gollum, from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002).
Video Flotsam - Family of Octupuses
David Wiesner’s wordless picture book, Flotsam, lends itself as an excellent example of a transmedia storytelling that affords readers opportunities to foster new literacies by reading the images of the book. The Family of Octupuses page page is an example of the infinite number of possible stories, story fragments waiting to be unpacked and inviting to readers to author their own words, images, sounds.
Video Flotsam - Turtle City
David Wiesner’s wordless picture book, Flotsam, lends itself as an excellent example of a transmedia storytelling that affords readers opportunities to foster new literacies by reading the images of the book. The Turtle City page page is an example of the infinite number of possible stories, story fragments waiting to be unpacked and inviting to readers to author their own words, images, sounds.
Video Scene from the game, Flow
Scene from Jenova Chen's game, Flow
Video David Wiesner discusses inspiration for images in Flotsam
Video interview with author, David Wiesner sharing his inspiration for different scenes in Flotsam.
Video Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) - Chapter 16
This clip from Gore Verbinsky's Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) depicts a "negotiation space".
Video Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) - Chapter 18
This clip from Gore Verbinsky's Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) depicts a "negotiation space".
Video Flotsam - Mermaid City
Double spread of camera in an underwater city with mythical and real creatures.
Video Sub-Cultures in the Cafeteria
Judith N. discusses implementation of the Cafeteria Sub-cultures lesson.
Video HP - Sorting Hat Scene
Harry is offered a place at prestigious Hogwarts, a boarding school for wizards that exists in a realm of magic and fantasy outside the dreary existence of normal humans or "Muggles." This is the scene where he is put in the Gryffindor house.
Video Retroactive I
This piece of art incorporates publicly available printed images with mixed media to create a collage of related images.
Video Leviathan
Heavy metal band Mastodon's Leviathan is an example of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick remixed.
Video Ahab
Nerdcore artist, MC Lars shares "Ahab" is about the novel Moby Dick
Video White Kids Aren't Hyphy
Example of nerdcore music from MC Lars
Video iGeneration
Nerdcore remix from MC Lars.
Video This Gigantic Robot Kills
This Gigantic Robot Kills is the sixth album by nerdcore musician MC Lars.
Video MC Lars at TEDxUSC
MC Lars shares his passion for showing students that hip-hop and literature have much in common.
Video Diamonds from Sierra Leone
Kanye West’s video for his song about the ethics of the diamond trade, Diamonds from Sierra Leone.
Video Copyright? What's Copyright?
Sing along to understand copyright and learn about your rights to fair use.
Video Users' Rights, Section 107
Learn about copyright and fair use with this engaging music video from the Media Education Lab. This video supports the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education available at www.mediaeducationlab.com
Video Get Creative!
Creative Commons' signature animated film covers the basics of why we formed, what we do, and how we do it.
Video The Cost of Copyright Confusion for Media Literacy
When teachers lack knowledge of their fair use rights under the law, copyright confusion limits the quality of teaching and learning. Watch this video to learn how copyright confusion interferes with 21st century teaching and learning.
Video Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education
Understand how the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education Helps Educators Use their Fair Use Rights
Video ZEMOS98 Interview with Pop Culture Hacker Jonathan McIntosh
An interview with pop culture hacker Jonathan McIntosh on remix culture and subversive mashup video at the 2011 Zemos98 Festival in Seville Spain.
Video We Choose to go to the Moon
JFK's eternal speech at Rice University on September 12th, 1962 setting the goal of the space race during the 1960's
Video Hakugei: Legend of the Moby Dick
An animated series produced for Japanese television in 1997-98.
Video MC Lars Space game
This is MC Lars video for Space game.
Video Sea Shanties in MOBY DICK
Music (from sea chanteys to a symphony) in Moby-Dick
Video I Generation Fan Video
A Fan video to MC Lars I generation exploring the theme of globalisationa and the digital divide. It was made completly out of archive footage.
Video Orphans vs. Empires: Andrew Slack at TEDxYouth@SanDiego
Andrew Slack shares how the universal story of the orphan versus the evil empire (think Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, Superman, Luke Skywalker and, of course, Harry Potter) has the power to be a game changer in the story of humanity and how we see ourselves as human beings.
Video A Conversation with Ray Bradbury
A short film for the National Endowment for the arts features Ray Bradbury, the screenwriter for John Huston's 1956 version of Moby Dick, as he discusses his life, literary loves and Fahrenheit 451
Video Tokyo Rockabilly Club
A clip exemplifying youth subculture as a way to understand what "subculture" means.
Video Buffy vs Edward (Twilight Remixed)
In this remixed narrative, Edward Cullen from the Twilight Series meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It's an example of transformative storytelling serving as a pro-feminist visual critique of Edward's character and generally creepy behavior. Seen through Buffy's eyes, some of the more sexist gender roles and patriarchal Hollywood themes embedded in the Twilight saga are exposed - in hilarious ways.
Video Hansel and Gretel - Fractured Fairy Tales
A different version of the classic fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel"
Video Naruto IGeneration
Fan video of MC Lars iGeneration.
Video Lauren Bird on the tragic 2012 Aurora, Colorado shooting
Lauren Bird, member of The Harry Potter Alliance, talks about the tragic shooting at the midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado
Video Lawrence Lessig: Re-examining the remix
At TEDxNYED, former "young Republican" Larry Lessig talks about what Democrats can learn about copyright from their opposite party, considered more conservative. A surprising lens on remix culture.
Video "King of Jazz" Meet the Boys (Paul Whiteman)
King of Jazz is a 1930 motion picture starring Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra.
Video Betty Boop Minnie the Moocher
Ancient banned video of Betty Boop featuring the Cab Calloway song Minnie the Moocher.
Video Elvis Presley & The Black Community - That Echo Will Never Die
"...a lot of people in retrospect attack Elvis for stealin` the black music and making it white. I say Elvis Presley had a black soul with a white face..." - Michael Ochs (Rock`n`Roll Historian)
Video MOBY DICK AND THE MIGHTY MIGHTOR
Opening theme - with the original narration!
Video Project For Awesome 2012 | The Harry Potter Alliance
Nerdfighter's annual Project for Awesome competition
Video Harry Potter and the Dark Lord Waldemart
The evil Lord Waldemart killed Harry's parents business. Now Harry must stop him in his attempt to torture House Elves and suck the magic from local communities! Go to www.walmartwatch.com/ to find out how you can help!
Video J.K.Rowling at Harvard Commencement
J.K.Rowling at Harvard Commencement
Video Cut-Ups William S. Burroughs
Origin and Theory of the Tape Cut-Ups.
Video Quentin Tarantino on Violence, the 'N' Word, and Django Unchained
Regarding Django Unchained (2012) Quentin Tarantino reflects on two types of violence, the fucntion of violence in the narrative, and audience reactions.
Video American University's Center for Social Media's Remix Culture
When is it fair and legal to use other people's copyrighted work to make your own? What's the line between infringement and fair use? Take this tour of remix culture classics, and use the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video to make your own decisions.
Video Japanese Cosplay at Comiket 82 in Tokyo
Japanese Cosplay at Comiket 82 in Tokyo
Video Rockabillies in Tokyo
An example of youth subculture - Rockabilies in Tokyo
Video Frank Wu on Race in America
A video clip showing Frank Wu, author of Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White, talks of race in America.
Video On Ahab's Wife
Sena Jeter Naslund reads from her book "Ahab's Wife".
Video Quarterdeck Scene - Moby Dick (1998)
This is the quarterdeck scene from the 1998 TV movie version of 'Moby Dick', starring Patrick Stewart.
Video Haka, from Moby Dick (1998)
Watch a haka being performed in the 1998 TV movie 'Moby Dick'