“Assessing Remix Assignments” included in KAIROS PraxisWiki


Posted: January 30th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Free Culture/IP, Research, Self-Promotion, Teaching, video | No Comments »


As part of the latest issue of Kairos, the PraxisWiki is highlighting presentations from last year’s E-WAVE Pedagogy poster sessions, held at CCCC in Atlanta. My own piece, “Assessing Remix Assignments: Audio/video and Fair Use,” is part of the mix, and serves as a teaser for a longer publication that’s currently in development on the hairy topic of assessing multimodal composing.


CCCC in Louisville…


Posted: March 12th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Free Culture/IP, Research, Self-Promotion, Travel | Comments Off


In case any of you were wondering (and I’ll bet that you were), here’s my itinerary for this year’s CCCC:

Session/Date/Time Presenter Name Presentation Title Panel Title
MW.1 Wednesday, Mar 17

9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Ben McCorkle It’s been ‘Sweded’: Incorporating internet memes into assignment designs (Workshop) Digital Media and Learning in a Social World

(org: Dickie Selfe)

C.37 Thursday, Mar 18

1:45 PM to 3:00 PM

Ben McCorkle Activity #3: Intellectual Property and the Politics of Reader vs. Writer (Chair) “Stirred, Not Shaken: An Assessment Remixology”

(w/ Catherine Braun, Susan Delagrange)

I.35Friday, Mar 19

12:30pm to 1:45pm

Ben McCorkle N/A (Chair) Palin/Pathos/Peter Griffin: Political Video Remix and Rhetorical Pedagogy

I’ll also be helping out with the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives on Friday morning, so if you’re around and so inclined, stop by the booth and give us your story.


Harlot: New Issue, With Special Section on Presidential Rhetoric (With Work by Me Contained Therein)


Posted: April 17th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Free Culture/IP, Research, Rhetoric, Self-Promotion | No Comments »


For those of you interested in following my scholarly output, please do take note: The new issue of Harlot (the OSU-based online journal of rhetorical criticism/analysis/theory with a more populist spin) is out, and yours truly has a piece included within. Part of the special section on “Presidential Rhetoric,” my contribution is called “The Annotated Obama Poster,” and it’s a meditation/critique/series of observations on Sheperd Fariey’s near-ubiquitous Obama “HOPE” poster (a subject still very much in the news as the legal wrangling between Fairey and the AP continues). Plus, I’m in the good company of fine folks like Elizabeth Losh, John C. Landreau, and a host of others, so please give the issue a look-see, won’t you?


So You’re Scared to Teach Video Composing…


Posted: July 23rd, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Free Culture/IP, Open Source, Teaching, video | No Comments »


…in large part because you know that your students’ tendency to incorporate “found” components (be they audio, images, or video) might open them up for some sort of copyright liabilities, plus you just don’t have the time or energy or inclination to police all of that stuff on your own. And if they ended up on YouTube and got in trouble for pilfering content, well, you just couldn’t live with the guilt of it all. But what if all of this anxiety kept your students from creating some *really* thought-provoking pieces that creatively re-worked existing material? And just what constitutes Fair Use anymore these days? Too many unanswered questions. Xanax, unfortunately, is not the answer.

Well, fear not: the Center for Social Media, a program out of American University’s School of Communication, recently released a helpful guide covering just those issues. “Fair Use and Online Video” offers a whole slew of resources, from white papers on best practices, links to other fair use documentation, and even a video that breaks it all down for us. This is definitely worth bookmarking. After visiting and arming yourself with this newfound knowledge, the worries will subside.


Cool New Radiohead Video(-ish) for “House of Cards”: Geek-Approved!


Posted: July 16th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Free Culture/IP, Internet, video, web 2.0 | No Comments »


Rejoice, and remix.


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