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Supplemental research focuses on items produced in conjunction with Transliteracies Project-sponsored courses. While not directly bearing upon specific objects for study or research reports, these projects are sufficiently related to the project to warrant inclusion in the site. Supplemental research entries are ordered on this page by date of original posting, with the most recent entries at the top.

Fan-Made Music Videos

Supplemental Research by Weiwei Ren

(created 2/21/06; version 1.0)
[Status: Draft]

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Summary:
The basic concept behind fan-made MV (music videos) is to match the rhythm (and lyrics, if using a song) of a piece of one music with the pictures from a different visual object, such that the music and pictures vitalize each other, in order to initiate a fresh mutual understanding. The resulting hybrid work offers a distinctly different art object from either of the original pieces, one that can function paradoxically as both as satire and homage.

To fully understand the future of this burgeoning global phenomenon, many more questions need to be raised and addressed—especially questions related to issues of copyright, collective and individual authorship, and digital appropriation and reconfiguration of analog works. (more…)

Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful

Supplemental Research by J. Paxton Hehmeyer
(created 2/21/06; version 1.0)
[Status: Draft]

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Summary:
Burke‚Äôs A Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful (hereafter Enquiry) was published in 1757 and a second revised and expanded edition of it in 1759. (more…)