YOUMedia Students Remix Their World
7.7.10 | The YOUMedia after school program at the Chicago Public Library encourages students to be active media producers and consumers. For many young people this includes remixing, sharing, applying and critiquing work made by others. In these examples of student work, the young artists use literature, games and music to express their own political beliefs and hopes for the future.
In the slideshow above, Nora Castrejon combines the “Diary of Anne Frank” with photography, music and her own writing to make connections to other works of literature and to articulate her own goal of becoming a future political leader who can inspire others.
Another student, Brian Curtis, who publishes under the name “Ravemaster99” created this music video, “Pacific Storm,” combining shots from a popular video game with the song “Why Can’t We Be Friends.”
Pacific Storm / View more Spotlight videos
Dejaun Neely, a senior at Hirsch Metro High School in Chicago remixes popular music to create his own original beats. He remixed “Keep On Dancing” as part of a project for YOUMedia. Listen below:
Remix of “Keep On Dancing” / View more Spotlight videos
For more on work going on at YOUmedia see YOUMedia Mentors Challenge Chicago Students at Spotlight.
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