Just a quick plug (for those who haven’t heard of it yet) for a new remixable writing project – Remix My Lit (http://www.remixmylit.com).
Remix My Lit is an ongoing project based in Brisbane that aims to explore how the culture of remix that exists in music, film and art can be more fully realised in text-based works. It’s a non-profit project supported by Creative Commons Australia, Queensland University of Technology, and the Australia Council, and which is getting a fair amount of attention in Australian literary scene.
As their first major project, Remix My Lit is publishing a printed anthology of remixed and remixable writing. They’ve collected nine new short stories, all written by prominent Australian authors – from ABC Fiction Award winner Damian MacDonald to best seller Kim Wilkins. They also have a group of young emerging writers, who have committed to remixing the stories to create new and wonderful works.
But perhaps, most exciting of all, the stories are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial ShareAlike licence – which means that you can rework, remix, redistribute and reinvent them too.
So get to it. The only restrictions are that you must only use the work (or any derivative work) for non-commercial purposes, you must attribute the original author, and any new works created are shared back with the community by licensing under the same licence. If you send your remixes to firstname.lastname@example.org before 31 August you’ll get your story posted on the website, and will have a chance for it to be published in the hard copy anthology alongside your favourite author.
If you want to know more about remixing literature, I’d also encourage you to join the Remix My Lit team at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival for two events:
as a link: http://www.remixmylit.com
I haven’t read either of these authors. Damien’s Luck in the Greater west looks pretty good.
“Luck in the Greater West is a dissection of the lives of a diverse range of people living in twenty-first century Western Sydney.” More on wikipedia…
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