Before getting into the nitty gritty of what I actually produced I’m writing this short preface so that, if you so desire, you can gain an insight into my thought process behind this assignment. Out of all blog posts I’ve ever done towards my degree, this is the one that I’ve struggled with the most. Creativity, and sharing what I have produced, is not something that comes easily to me. Perhaps I was intimated by the idea of taking the work of someone else or taking something perfectly suited and established within one context and moving it around into another.
After struggling with this concept and three written blog posts later, I decided that enough was enough and that it was time to go back to basics – a strait line. When I was in secondary school, my maths teacher used to encourage us to play with mathematics, just briefly, if we were ever getting bogged down, fixating on a single problem, and frustrating ourselves at a lack of understanding. So it was likely out of habit that I decided to remix 16 vertical lines, into a parabolic curve (shown below).
After having completed that, and honestly having given up a little because I still felt as though what I had produced was not sufficient, my brief talk with you Ravi lead me to my final remix. Although if I’m honest I see it as more of a reverse remix. Stories, as much as they can live in great detail and complexity within books, on the stage, and in video, can all be traced back to the stories that were shared verbally and passed down through the generations by oration and simple human interaction.
Consequently, and considering my final project for this course, the final remix I am submitting for blog post 3 is an audio recording of me reading Oh, The Places You’ll Go. A story first read to me by my mom, which conveys a message I think we should all carry with us and be reminded of once in a while.