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Remixing an Assignment… 2 examples

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To get a remix assignment I went to and pressed the remix button where it game me an assignment that I previously did but with a twist! It was the Mashedup Children’s Book with a twist of changing the language.  I started by finding a Dr. Suess book, The Cat in the Hat and putting a german twist on it.  One of the au pairs I had when I was a kid was from Germany and she would bring us Kinder eggs, which were a traditional candy in Germany. I decided to use this as the change in culture and language perspective.  I changed the title to “The toy in the egg” but used google translate to put it into German “Das Spielzeug im Ei!.”
To create the new book cover I googled an image of The cat in the hat cover and downloaded it into GIMP.
I then found the paint color of the background of the cover and erased the image and writing and then used an eraser to write the new title in German. I then googled images of Kinder eggs and used the lasso editor in GIMP to add them to the book cover.
Kinder egg (9)
remix 4
remix 2
remix 3
Once all of the images were added to the book cover, I saved it and exported out of GIMP as a JPEG and uploaded it onto flickr where I tagged it with RemixAssignments, Remix6, RemixedAssignments1176, and ds106 so the assignment bank would register it.
Final Remix Assignment card


Assignment Details:
Mashedup Children’s Book [Remixed]: In Another Language.

Original Assignment

Mashedup Children’s Book created by Jim Groom
Mashup a children’s book based on another cultural artifact. For example, framing Dr. Who as a children’s book in the aesthetic of a Dr. Suess’s work. See example from College Humor here:

Remix Card: “In Another Language”

Translate the story or add a foreign language to any assignment, take it elsewhere in the world.

Remix this Assignment

To have your remixes appear below, make sure your posts are showing up on the main DS106 site and that you use the following tags when writing it up on your own blog:RemixAssignments, Remix6, RemixedAssignments1176

If you are not currently connected to ds106, you can add your remix example directly if it exists somewhere online.



I then Used another persons previous work to remix it to another language…. is where I found the image.
Since it aapeared to have a Marde Gras theme to it I changed the language to French since it is a French related event.
I tagged it with the same tags as the one above when uploading it to flickr.

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