Popcorn

Remix-a-thon:

Cultural Heritage Remix

Steps

  1. step01_remixathonCultural

    Collectively explore problems and strengths of the open web in regards to believability.

    Ask Learners:
    • How can you believe what is written on the web?
    • How do you distinguish biasm on the web?
    • What should you NOT believe on the Web?
    • How is information verifiable?
  2. Introduce the design challenge:
    step02_remixathonCultural

    There are thousands of different sources of information online. We can write anything we want and publish it for the whole world to see. What would happen if we changed historical information to display our own imaginations? We're going to build "fake" films for the Wonders of the World.

    Together, make a list together of what each World Wonder film has. For example, will you rename cultural sites? Will you include a picture and a new backstory? With your learners, decide what needs to be included in the film.

  3. step03_remixathonCultural

    Have learners research the Wonder they choose, and create a story about it using the list from step 3. Have learners find video footage that can serve as the visuals for their new stories (try the Prelinger Archives for archival video footage, or use YouTube)

  4. step04_remixathonCultural

    Have learners use the "basic" template to create an interactive video for the World Wonder. Allow them to collaborate to figure out Popcorn Maker and tinker around with their own ideas.

  5. Examples

Materials

Discussion

Have participants talk about their films and display the work they have done.

Following the presentations, facilitators should direct participants to other resources in their community or online to learn more about filmmaking and remixing. Talk about changing the context of something by adding additional information. Provide individual constructive feedback during presentations.