On Wednesday, January 18, GWN Remix Mentees and Mentors gathered for the first meeting of their important mission! The objective: to learn more about dorkShops, Remix Portfolios, and our fellow Remixers.
The event started with writing and sharing 140-character digital bios (sound familiar? *wink*). GWN Remix mentee, Idamaris, shared her newly written digital bio with the group.
Our very own GWN Digital Media Arts Consultant, Julia, and Parsons’ dorkShop Leader, Lara, taught us about dorkShops (we love that they’re called that!) and explained how the group’s Remix Portfolio pieces will be shared on Figment.com.
We pored through a trove of examples of remixed work, and screened GWN Youth Board member (and mentee alum!) Samantha’s remixed video poem “I Was Odd.”
GWN Youth Board member, Ximena, explained how “The Wizard of Oz” was remixed into movies, plays, TV shows, cartoons, and books over the past 100 years. There’s no place like home!
The event ended with Remix mentees and mentors creating, live, a community audio contract, pledging to explore the world of electronic literature and challenge ourselves as writers and remixers. We are now bound together on our thrilling journey– join us on the way!