Monday, January 29, 2007

Alternative Mash-Ups

I love all these great posting by our class, and it's leaving me a narrow lane to add to the discussion. That said, I've found some interesting, humorous, and oddball mash-ups that we'll take a look at in class. They include...

Exquisite Corpse was a series of creations by surrealists in the 1920's. The idea is that a number of people add random images or text to a canvas or paper, creating a collage of randomness. The Web and Photoshop have made "corpse-building" easier, and one of the many sites is

Longmire re-imagined some Romance Book Covers, and then his readers sent in theirs too.

How about a mash-up of human faces? German researchers combined human face photographs to create an "attractive" and "unattractive" scale. More at Beauty Check.

The Little Golden Book about God is mashed-up with an invading alien species called Zogg. The outcome? The Cuddly Menace.

This oddball Flickr site called "Korean Creativity." I like what this artist has done with everyday food items and a little photoshop action.

Dance, Dance, Revolution is a popular arcade video game. You try to keep up (dancing) with the computer. If you keep up, you get points, when mess up, you lose points. A new mash-up is Dance, Dance, Immolation. When you do well, the computer shoots big propane blasts up into the air. When you do poorly, it shoots you in the face with flamethrowers. Yes, as in you, and your actual face. And yes, flamethrowers, like the kind that are on fire.

What do you get when you mix our New Media Blog with attacking space aliens? You get our blog shot to hell, that's what.

This was popular a couple years back. Tom Cruise Kills Oprah, ala The Emperor from Star Wars.

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