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Remix vs Collection #cccert

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I thought I would have a go at difference between a remix and a collection via these slides where my premise is

  1. Collection = photo album
  2. Remix = collage
  3. Border case = collage where each thing is distinct and borders between images are clear enough to attribute each separately.

Have I done it well? Correctly? (My editing skills suck, but is the message clear?)

6 Comments

  1. This seems correct to me. I agree that the last one is a collection. It’s like a photo album with several photos on a single page. I struggled a fair bit with this distinction (and still do sometimes!).

  2. I also agree that the last slide is a collection. You can clearly tell where the works begin and end, a TV dinner. Teresa (from our CC course).

  3. I’m with Christina, this looks correct to me as well. (Also, I can’t believe you could do all that from a phone! That’s dedication.) I’ve generally treated the boarder case as “I’m not editing the image itself when placing on the slide, therefore it is not distinct enough to justify it as a new work”, but where I get hazy is that the slide itself with the composition of images would be a ‘new work’. This might be splitting hairs, but I’ve been wondering lately if the tool/form factor makes a difference for the border case. For example, I can download your slides and then edit them from there. All the text and images are still individual moveable pieces. But, if I export the deck as jpegs then the three images and the text are all baked together (I use the baking a cake metaphor with a lot of media). So then the slide with the three images on it becomes a ‘single’ image which contains the other works. A remix? I’m not sure.

    A few years ago, I think I recall Clint Lalonde sharing a story about an image that was used as the cover of the book and that seemed to be fine, but it was a single image. I wonder what would have happened if it was 2-3 images with different (and incompatible) licenses.

    In both those cases I tend to justify the use because I haven’t changed the images themselves and that the attribution statements I include clearly spell out the TASL for each. Maybe it’s less like baking a cake and more like laying brick?

    • Oh gosh. Baking cake is an interesting thing. Fruit salad vs smoothie? U can separate out the individual fruits? But like…a full piece of strawberry on top of a cupcake… that part maintains its integrity.

      I hear u re the slides …technically you can unpack them again. But visually harder once u merge them

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