A Mix-tape for Claudius (Hamlet Final Project)

Now, the making of a good compilation tape is a very subtle art. Many do’s and don’ts. First of all you’re using someone else’s poetry to express how you feel. This is a delicate thing. – Rob Gordon (John Cusack) … Continue reading

Final Video Detournement Project for Digital Composition

For my final project in my Digital Composition class we were supposed to take all of the lessons from the term and come up with an original way of showing what we had learned. I chose to do another detournement project. I took this video by the band Anti-Flag:

It is a social and political commentary by a band that takes themselves fairly seriously, so I decided to change the method of delivery and see how it changed the context of the message. I used the tool Xtranormal in order to make this countrified cartoon spoken word video:

Lyrical Detournement Video
by: Twinmamameg

It was a lot of work making this short video, but I am a little proud of how it turned out. It takes serious content and makes it almost laughable. I still prefer the original version, but I can appreciate how life takes itself a little too seriously at times and requires a bit of silliness every now and again.

Bartleby’s Push for Humanity (Literary Analysis)

“Bartleby, the Scrivener” by Herman Melville is a complex short story with few solidly agreed upon interpretations. At first reading, the character of Bartleby evokes sympathy — pity, even. He is a man without a home and without a purpose, … Continue reading