Name Vickie Collins-Libby

CMM 240 A – Spring ‘22

Date Due 03/08/22

QCQ is short for “Quotation-Comment-Question.” It begins with a Quotation of 1-3 sentences. It then has a Comment. And it then asks a Question that encourages engagement from others. A good QCQ gives you something to bring to the table and offers something worth discussing in class. Earn full credit (1000 points) for a QCQ that touches all 3 bases – and is in on time.

QCQ for _Everything is a Remix Remastered 2015__youtube video

Quotation (with page number or parag number or time stamp if video/audio)

The Genes in our body can be traced back over 3 ½ billion years to a single organism, Luca. The last universal common ancestor. As Luca reproduced its genes, it copied and copied and copied and copied. Sometimes with mistakes that transformed over time. This produced the Billions of species of life on earth. Some of these adopted sexual reproduction, combining Genes of individuals, and altogether, the best adapted life forms prospered. This is evolution. Memes are copied, transformed and combined. (video 22:55)

Comment (250-500 words)

I thought this remix video had many interesting parts. (In fact, I will save and share this video in the future.) From patents to multiple discovery’s (inventions, movies, books), Disney, genes, movies, and computers, to the most interesting bits to me: How Christopher Lathom Shoals invented typewriter keys from the cord layout of a piano. I always wondered why the letters on a typewriter/keyboard were chosen in the order they are, after all, they could have been chosen in alphabetical order. The other most interesting info from this article to me was of course, talking about Genes, since I am a genealogist of sorts. I am fascinated by ancestral lines and have traced mine (and others) back, in some cases, to the 1500’s. The theory of how billions of species of life on earth came from a single “Luca” cell is very interesting to me, as I do believe in evolution. I have never chosen a religion because I do not believe that Adam and Eve (Poof!), suddenly appeared. Though I do believe in spirituality, but that is another subject.

The history of remix as copying, and all the comparisons given in this video were eye opening! I wrote down many notes of parts of this film that stuck with me: The original and the unoriginal. Most dramatic when ideas are combined. Social evolution, memes, copy, transfer, combine. Multiple discoveries from inventions, movies and books. Recreate, recreations. How we humans put a much higher value on losses than gaines. Disney lobbying for a copyright extension. Original ideas used to be free. Tim Burns Lee added the World Wide Web. We are territorial when we feel property belongs to us. Copyright act of 1790 bettered the lives of everyone. Strengthened, then abused. If memes’ prosper, it is up to us. Copyright regulations. Sample trolls, Patent trolls. These are ideas that could be made into so many interesting discussions. I thought this was going to be a boring remix video, but I was wrong, it had a plethora of information that stimulates the mind. I enjoyed it very much.

Question: Which part about remix in this video was the most interesting to you?