Please join us for a special Hive NYC screening of
RiP! A Remix Manifesto
What: Youth film screening of RiP: A Remix Manifesto followed by Q&A
When: Tuesday, April 9th, 4pm-7pm
Where: Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick St.
Cost: Tickets are free - concessions can be purchased at the theater
The screening will kick-off at 4pm with a virtual introduction by the film's director, Brett Gaylor, and will be followed by a Q&A session facilitated by Hive NYC mentors - more details to come!
About the film:
Immerse yourself in the energetic, innovative and potentially illegal world of mash-up media with RiP: A Remix Manifesto. Let web activist Brett Gaylor and musician Greg Gillis, better known as Girl Talk, serve as your digital tour guides on a probing investigation into how culture builds upon culture in the information age.
Biomedical engineer turned live-performance sensation Girl Talk has received immense commercial and critical success for his mind-blowing, sample-based music. Utilizing technical expertise and a ferocious creative streak, Girl Talk repositions popular music to create a wild and edgy dialogue between artists from all genres and eras. But are his practices legal? Do his methods of frenetic appropriation embrace collaboration in its purest sense? Or are they infractions of creative integrity and violations of copyright?
The documentary is particularly interested in the legal grey area of remixing existing works. The film features appearances by:
- Gregg Gillis (better known as Girl Talk) an American musician specializing in mashup-style remixes, which often use a dozen or more unauthorized samples from different songs to create an entirely new track.
- Lawrence Lessig, an American academic and political activist, and a professor of law at Harvard Law School and founder of the Center for Internet and Society.
- Cory Doctorow is a journalist, science fiction author and co-editor of the blog Boing Boing.
- Gilberto Gil, the Brazilian musician and former Minister of Cultural Affairs who sponsored a program called Culture Points, which gives grants to provide music technology and education to people living in poor areas of the country's cities.
- Dan O'Neill, an underground cartoonist and founder of the Air Pirates, a group which was famously sued by The Walt Disney Company for copyright infringement.
- Jammie Thomas, a single mom successfully sued by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) at the Capitol v. Thomas case for Thomas' illegal downloading. The single mother, who made $36,000 a year, was ordered to pay $222,220 in damages for making 24 songs available for download on the Kazaa file-sharing network.
About the Director:
Brett Gaylor is the Senior Director of the Mozilla Webmaker initiative, a global effort to help consumers of the web become creators of the web. Before working with Mozilla, Brett directed the award-wining documentary, Rip! A Remix Manifesto, created Open Source Cinema.org, helped found homelessnation.org, and was a key creative at the Montreal-based production house EyeSteelFilm. Brett is one of Canada’s first videobloggers and has been working with youth and media for over 10 years, and is a founding instructor of the Gulf Islands Film and Television School. He lives on an island with his family.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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Mozilla Hive NYC
Mozilla Hive NYC Learning Network (Hive NYC) is a city-wide laboratory where educators, technologists and mentors design innovative, connected educational experiences for youth. Together, these institutions create an ecosystem of opportunities for young people to explore their interests and develop key 21st-century skills. Learn more at http://hivenyc.org/community/