Week 2 – History and Influences of Remix

Week two consisted of remixing through montage and collage. This form of remixing became quite prominent during the second world war, particularly between Germany and Russia. Collages were used to create propaganda in order to influence people’s political views. In the 1930s and 40s, propaganda primarily communicated to people through images. It was the most efficient way to promote power within the country to those who lacked basic education in literacy. Putting two images together can influence the way we perceive them and we can form associations depending on the context in which we experience the images.
In the week two tutorial we focused on the concepts of a bitmap and a vector graphic. A bitmap refers to a display space and the color for each pixel or “bit” in the display space, whereas a vector graphic refers to the use of geometrical primitives such as points, lines, curves, and shapes or polygons—all of which are based on mathematical expressions—to represent images in computer graphics. Our task this week was to turn a bitmap into a vector graphic. Through Photoshop I was able to remix an original picture to look different after changing it by experimenting with the brightness and contrast of the image.

Vector-Images-Stock-Easter-Silhouette-GraphicsFairy1 two goats

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