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The Routledge Handbook of Remix Studies and Digital Humanities




ISBN 9780429355875
Published February 14, 2021 by Routledge
592 Pages 94 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In this comprehensive and highly interdisciplinary companion, contributors reflect on remix across the broad spectrum of media and culture, with each chapter offering in-depth reflections on the relationship between remix studies and the digital humanities.

The anthology is organized into sections that explore remix studies and digital humanities in relation to topics such as archives, artificial intelligence, cinema, epistemology, gaming, generative art, hacking, pedagogy, sound, and VR, among other subjects of study. Selected chapters focus on practice-based projects produced by artists, designers, remix studies scholars, and digital humanists. With this mix of practical and theoretical chapters, editors Navas, Gallagher, and burrough offer a tapestry of critical reflection on the contemporary cultural and political implications of remix studies and the digital humanities, functioning as an ideal reference manual to these evolving areas of study across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. 

This book will be of particular interest to students and scholars of digital humanities, remix studies, media arts, information studies, interactive arts and technology, and digital media studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Eduardo Navas, Owen Gallagher, xtine burrough

Part I
Epistemology and Theory
1. A Brief History of Remix: From Caves to Networks
        Giancarlo Frosio
2. The More Things Change: Who Gets Left Behind as Remix Goes Mainstream?
        Fernanda R. Rosa, Maggie Clifford, and Aram Sinnreich
3. Experiments in Performance, Identity, and Digital Space: 48 Mystory Remixes, Remixed
        Lyndsay Michalik Gratch
4. Production Plus Consumption: Remix and the Digital Humanities
        Virginia Kuhn
5. Immersive Feminist Remix: An Affect Dissonance Methodology
        Karen Keifer-Boyd
6. Versioning Buddhism: Remix and Recyclability in the Study of Religion
        Seth M. Walker
7. Monster Theory 2.0: Remix, the Digital Humanities, and the Limits of Transgression
        Megen de Bruin-Molé
8. Samping New Literacies: Remix Studies and Digital Humanities in a Cross-Disciplinary Approach
        Eduardo de Moura
9. RS (Remix Studies) + DH (Digital Humanities): Critical Reflections on Chance and Strategy for Empathy
        Eduardo Navas

Part II
Accessibility and Pedagogy
10. Designing the Remix Library
         Anne Burdick
11. Interdisciplinary Design and Transcultural Collaboration as Transformative Remix Tools  
         Ian McArthur
12. In the Mix, the Collaborative Remix to Repair, Reconnect, Rebuild
         Vicki Callahan, Nicole Richter, Christina Lane, and Daniel Clarkson Fisher
13. Remixing Literature in the Classroom: From Canons to Playlists in the Study of Latinx Literature and Beyond
         Kelley Kreitz
14. Metadata for Digital Teaching: Enabling Remix for Open Educational Resources
         Michael Collins
15. Hack It! DIY Divine Tools: An Art Hack Implemented as New Media Pedagogy in the Public Liberal Arts
         Victoria Bradbury
16. On the Capabilities of Hip Hop-Inspired Design Research: An Annotated Syllabus
         Joycelyn Wilson  
17. Internet Memes as Remixes: Simpsons Memes and the Swarm Archive
         Scott Haden Church and Gavin Feller
18. Poetically Remixing the Archive
         xtine burrough

Part III
Modularity and Ontology
19. Hallucination or Classification: How Computational Literature Interacts with Text Analysis
         Eran Hadas
20. Machine-Driven Text Remixes
        Alessandro Ludovico
21. Talk to Transformer: AI as Meta Remix Engine
         Mark Amerika
22. The Critical Role of New Media in Transforming Gamers into Remixers
         Lisa Horton and David Beard
23. Vandalize a Webpage: Automation and Agency, Destruction and Repair
         Ethan Plaut
24. Allegories of Streaming: Image Synthesis and/as Remix
         Steve F. Anderson
25. Always Already Just: Combinatorial Inventiveness in New Media Art
         Dejan Grba
26. Computational Creativity: Algorithms, Art, and Artistry
          David J. Gunkel
27. Remix Games as Instruments of Digital Humanities Scholarship: Harnessing the Potential of Virtual Worlds
          Owen Gallagher

Part IV
Aurality and Visuality
28. Popular Song Remixed: Mashups, Aesthetic Transformation, and Resistance  
         Christine Boone
29. Remixing the Object of Study: Performing Screen Studies through Videographic Scholarship
         Aidan Delaney
30. Cinema Remixed 4.0: The Rescoring, Remixing, and Live Performance of Film Soundtracks 
         Sarah Atkinson   
31. The Sound of the Future: A Digital Humanities Remix Essay
         Paul Watkins
32. Hacking the Digital Humanities: Critical Practice and DIY Pedagogy
Marina Hassapopoulou, with Donna Cameron, Cristina Cajulis, Da Ye Kim, Jasper Lauderdale, Eric Hahn, Pedro Cabello, Hojong Lee, Soyoung Elizabeth Yun, Kelsey Christensen, and Kate Anderson-Song
33. DJing Archival Interruptions: A Remix Praxis and Reflective Guide
         Mark V. Campbell
34. Exploring Remix Process: The Case of the Spanish Megamix
         Adrian Renzo
35. Scratch Video: Analog Herald of Remix Culture
         Nick Cope
36. Curating, Remixing, and Migrating Archived “Muse Files”
         Paul Dougherty

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Biography

Eduardo Navas is Associate Research Professor of Art at The School of Visual Arts at The Pennsylvania State University, PA. He implements methodologies of cultural analytics and digital humanities to research the crossover of art and media in culture. His production includes art and media projects, critical texts, and curatorial projects. Navas is co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies (2015), Keywords in Remix Studies (2018), and has published extensively on remix theory and practice. He is Research Faculty in the College of Arts and Architecture’s Art & Design Research Incubator (ADRI).

Owen Gallagher is Programme Manager and Assistant Professor of Web Media at Bahrain Polytechnic, where he lectures in film, sound, animation, and game design. He is the author of Reclaiming Critical Remix Video (2018), and co-editor of Keywords in Remix Studies (2018) and The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies (2015) with Eduardo Navas and xtine burrough. He has published a number of book chapters, journal articles, and conference papers on remix culture, intellectual property, and visual semiotics, and is particularly concerned with the changing role of copyright in the networked era.

xtine burrough is Professor and Area Head of Design + Creative Practice in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at UT Dallas, and she is the Director of LabSynthE, a laboratory for creating synthetic, electronic poetry. She uses emerging technologies and remix as a strategy for engaging networked audiences in critical participation. She is the author of Foundations of Digital Art and Design with Adobe Creative Cloud, 2nd Edition, and co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies and Keywords in Remix Studies with Eduardo Navas and Owen Gallagher.