So often in classes, I spend an extensive amount of time focused on a certain topic or theme and just as I am starting to understand it, I finish up my paper and move onto another topic. During the Winter ’12 semester I took an idea, repurposed it, and then remediated it. I chose to go through this process and use the Rootless American paper from my LHSP course with Matt Kelley. By having a second and third time to revisit my work, I was able to develop the idea and see how it had progressed as I continued to reflect upon the idea.
For the repurposing project, I took my Freshman year academic essay, striped it of everything but the concepts and then rewrote the piece for The New Yorker.
Then for the remediation project, I made a podcast from the repurposing essay.