The Whole World Is A DJ

I ran across this quote reading a forum here on how to keep your mixes from getting booted off Soundcloud.

The whole world is a DJ

In the context of that forum the point was that the tools are available now for almost anyone to begin to be their own DJ, but there is real consonance and dissonance in that short declarative sentence.

This collage is my first take on exploring it.  If you go here you can add your own to it, remix or de-mix.

Ladybug Baby Shower Ideas Photo Collage

Here is my own annotation of it.

thewholeworldisdj

Why bother with this ‘hyperactivity’? I am interested in the play of text and image. As a teacher and especially as a teacher of composition I feel it is part of my discipline and work to explore the metes and bounds of these media. What happens when they cross each other. Is there a hedgerow effect where text and words get all weedy and messy together just as they do in a fencerow? Is it like the various DMZ’s around the world that end up being profoundly diverse ecocorridors for diversity to expand into? Is it even like an ecosystem at all? All of these questions and more all go toward answering the larger pedagogic one: if text and image and sound are an ecosystem, then how can those who are learning along with me make the most of their own ‘mess’? I love my work.

Please note: there are some notes in the margins created by Hypothes.is. You are welcome to join me there where you will find explanatory screencasts, snarky endeavors by colleagues, and much and sundry: https://via.hypothes.is/http://impedagogy.com/wp/blog/2016/07/21/the-whole-world-is-a-dj/