Remixing is an art as well as a science. If you want to make a good remix it must make sense. For example, if you are remixing a song, you want the beats to match up and the words probably shouldn’t overlap. However, within those specifications you have plenty of room for creativity and originality. Originality, you might ask? Yes. When remixing you are always making new pieces out of existing work. Another example? I have many friend’s in JMU’s a cappella group “Exit 245.” They received national awards and almost 1 million views on YouTube for their remix of “Titanium” by David Guetta (ft. Sia).
If we are being completely honest, I am not sure what I want to remix yet. Looking back on my blog posts from the semester, I think I am going to work on the Charles Whitman post and run with the Texas tower shootings. However, I also like the idea at looking at other video games and seeing what they have to offer the academic world. Time will tell. I will know by BYOD day!