What better way to prepare for Sunday’s 85th Annual Academy Awards than by seeing the 84 incarnations that have come before it? Nelson Carvajal compiled excerpts from every Best Picture winner, opening with William A. Wellman’s “Wings” in 1927 and ending with Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist” in 2012. Nothing like opening and closing with black & white movies. I think it perfectly illustrates… Read more →
I was so excited to move here to my new virtual home but like any move, it came with a few surprises and a lot frustrations. Like moving out of your first a studio apartment, I was happy over at my old site, but there wasn’t enough room from growth. The appliances I wanted weren’t there, like cool plugins and customizable… Read more →
Four years ago, I noticed an odd trend in the media coverage of Obama’s first Presidential Inauguration. As I sit in SFO and watch this year’s speech while waiting for my flight back to JFK, it’s nice to look back at this video, think of how cold I was editing it in my studio and how excited people were out… Read more →
In honor of their “Person of the Year”, TIME Mag created this supercut of Obama’s catch phrase, “let me make this clear.” Obama & Clinton’s simple approach to ‘splaining things have definitely worked in the Democrats favor this year. But TIME wasn’t the first to get to this point. Here, the AP puts this soundbite into more context. What do you… Read more →
Last night I watched Obama’s address to the community of Newtown with tears in my eyes. It was a truly moving speech and I could tell that he wrote it himself, without relying on Whitehouse staff. Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama speeches in the wake of school shootings past and present are edited together to form… Read more →
My remix friend Diran Lyons created this remix in September, 2012. Then yesterday, I’m listening to a co-worker live-stream the Obama rally in Ohio and I hear Jay-Z anounce, “I changed this one up, I have to do it, I’m sorry. I got 99 problems but Mitt ain’t one. I didn’t get clearance from the Secret Service so if they… Read more →
Finally, a viral meme based on a woman who does her job really well, who’s able to express what we’re all thinking but not able to put into words. Lydia Callis, Mayor Bloomberg’s expressive interpreter during Hurricane Superstorm Sandy, broke through the media clutter and became a viral sensation last week. And not for her clothes. Or her looks. Or who… Read more →
Are viral memes art? What role do they play in the electoral process? Join me TONIGHT to discuss. 8 PM. Consider it a twitter warm up before the last debate! #DebateRemix Google+ Hangout information here. FREE. Obvs.
Ending the week right with two of the best Binder Full of Women Remixes. Did I miss an awesome remix? LMK in the comments!
The Google Glasses, called “Project Glass”, allows us to see through the eyes of potentially anyone. Take a look behind the scenes at last week’s Diane von Furstenberg’s S/S 2013 collection. Admittedly there’s a whole lot of footage in there that was not taken using the glasses but these tiny glasses DO have the potential to unlock a whole new world of creativity… Read more →
Sometimes the source material gives you one-liner gems that are just too good to be true. I was so inspired by Ann Romney’s speech this week during the RNC that I decided she’d make a great Feminist Lesbian Separatist. What can I say? The Republican rhetoric is just ripe for remixing.
Nothing says “uplifting blog post!” like the topic of rape. But rape was only the inspiration for this post! Inspired by Missouri Rep. and Republican Senate nominee Todd Akin’s ridiculous attempt to control women’s access to reproductive choices, I’m anticipating a whole slew of new remixes this election season. Akin’s original statements (“if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways… Read more →
I think remix is a queer act. Because it requires a rejection of the dominant and acceptable notions of copyright and challenges the author/reader and owner/user binaries on which copyright is based. The following are some of the best queer video remixes on the web. Now, I define “best” as representative of the queer remix community; this is not an exhaustive list. I… Read more →
Sung by your favorite female characters, Mad Men: Set Me Free is a musical mash up by Marc Faletti (@marcfaletti) and I (PopCulturePirate). As Peggy, Joan and Betty sing the MoTown hit “You Keep Me Hanging On”, the entirely female-framed version of Mad Men becomes an entertaining and refreshing re-articulation of female frustrations amidst rigid gender roles. “We love that feeling when two familiar pieces… Read more →
In the remixed narrative, QueerMen: Don Loves Roger, the two patriarchs weigh the costs of coming out of the closet and decide they can afford it. The goal was to tell a story about two men who once preserved concepts of manhood and masculinity but then found relief and happiness in each other, becoming a threat to the very same patriarchal system on which their… Read more →