Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://dl.eusset.eu/handle/20.500.12015/3197
Title: Remix Portal: Connecting Classrooms with Local Music Communities
Authors: Dodds, Colin
Kharrufa, Ahmed
Preston, Anne
Preston, Catherine
Olivier, Patrick
Lewkowicz, Myriam
Rohde, Markus
Mulder, Ingrid
Schuler, Douglas
Keywords: Music;activity theory;education;music production;remixing
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: ACM Press, New York
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 203-212
Abstract: We present an exploration of the potential benefits of connecting music classrooms with the surrounding music community through the act of music remixing. Inspired by the rise of an online participatory culture involving music remixing, we conducted a study where we transposed these activities from their informal, online context to a formal, classroom context. Our goal was not to make students proficient music remixers, but instead to explore whether remixing could serve as a tool to engage learners in their formal education and increase their desire to participate in both online and local music communities. Qualitative methods were used to gather data before Activity Theory was applied to evaluate the issues surrounding moving remixing activities between contexts. Our contribution is three-fold: (1) A demonstration of the benefits and challenges around connecting classrooms to local music communities through music remixing activities (2) Remix Portal, an easy to use music remixing and sharing application which can help young people move beyond a position of passive consumer of music towards a position of active contributor (3) The identification of key design criteria for growing the remixing application into a sustainable and social platform.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1145/3083671.3083679
ISBN: 978-1-4503-4854-6
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Long Papers
metadata.mci.conference.location: Troyes, France
metadata.mci.conference.date: June 26-30, 2017
Appears in Collections:C&T 2017: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies

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