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DAT403 Task Week 1 - Essence of You Poster

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Task: In groups, use paper and pens to design a poster. This poster should communicate who you are as a group. It should feature nothing to do with this course.

In a group of four, we decided to illustrate aspects of ourselves, such as:

26 October 2015
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Matthew French

DAT401 Assignment Week 4 - Remixes Mashups and the Readymade

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Brief: Working individually or in your groups, produce an intervention/remix/readymade action that will be documented as a short film.

Your intervention can be street-based, in a public place, or part of your home or univeristy life. It can also take place online, e.g. an adbust, mashup or remix.

22 October 2015
2 minute read
Matthew French

DAT401 #Loveyourmorphology: Blade Runner vs Match.com

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Following on from the previous post, I spent some time mashing up some clips from my favourite movie, Blade Runner, with the audio from the latest match.com television advert.

I find match.com’s adverts annoying upbeat and optimistic, but this was perfect to juxtapose with the gloomy distopian visuals of the film.

And here’s the result:

20 October 2015
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Matthew French

DAT401 Task - Remix Workshop

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Mashups and remixes are a form of collage; placing found elements next to each other to create something new. They might be music mashups which (more or less) skilfully combine different songs into a new whole, comedy mashups of different videos or adbusts in which an advert is subverted by overlaying it with a new soundtrack.

19 October 2015
1 minute read
Matthew French

DAT401 Assignment Week 3 - Disinformation

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Brief: Working in a small group (3-4 students) produce a project that:

  1. Subverts an existing information medium, data set, or mode of surveillance (spreading false information - disinformation) or
  2. Offers an alternative method of communication or avoidance
18 October 2015
4 minute read
Matthew French