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Added: July 8, 2014

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Mashups are born when two pieces of media merge to form something new. Think music mashups of multiple songs, re-mixes of video and soundtracks, or collage made with a mix of art, photographs, fabric, or objects.

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Mashups – Find a Book:

Find a YA book that is a mashup of genres, like humor + horror,  mystery + romance, or memoir + graphic novel.

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Mashups – Music Genres:

Watch Are Mashups the End of Music Genres as We Know Them? by PBS Idea Channel.

To earn points, tell us what you think: does genre matter anymore?

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Mashups – Thaumatropes:

As precursors to modern animation, thaumatropes began as popular Victorian toys that took advantage of the phi phenomenon to mash up two images to create a new image.

Follow these simple instructions to give your own thaumatrope a whirl.

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Mashups – The Science of Art:

Think science and art are at odds? Watch The Science of Art by ASAP Thought to explore surprising, beautiful, and bizarre science/art mashups.

To claim your points, answer the following question: Which artist released their album as a series of apps?

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Mashups – Literary Jukebox:

Visit and explore the site Literary Jukebox, which pairs quotes from beloved books with a song.

Create your own literary jukebox mashup, and share the book title, the quote, and the title of its matched song to claim your points.

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Mashups – iPhone:

Watch Everything is a Remix Case Study: The iPhone to see how the iPhone is a mashup of all sorts of different technology and iconography that came before.

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Mashups – Make a Collage:

Make a paper, fabric, mixed media, or digital collage.

Dive right in, explore and experiment, or click here for some resources to give you inspiration and guide you through the process. 

When you’re done, submit a a photo of your collage to share.

*Your submission will be reviewed by teen librarians before you are awarded points. 

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Mashups – T-Shirt Mashup:

Salvage an old or thrifted T-Shirt by creating this wearable mashup.

Watch the video and follow the directions to create your own T-Shirt mashup. To earn points, submit a photo of your creation.

*Your submission will be reviewed by teen librarians before you are awarded points. 

 

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Mashups – Remix a Music Video:

Create a video mashup using an awesome free tool called Mozilla Popcorn MakerVideo mashups remix photos, videos, animation, sound, and music to create a whole new creative work.

Start from scratch by clicking here.

Or walk through a guided project to remix audio from YouTube or Soundcloud with animated GIFs to make your own music video.

When you are finished, share the link to your video to claim your points.

*Your submission will be reviewed by teen librarians before you are awarded points. 

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