"The media is lazy. We need to remember as people who are interested in social change...what it was that I wrote under my video or online blog or whatever, that little blurb was reprinted over and over and over, and reposted over and over and over. Taking care to frame something in a careful and intentional way is extremely important because it's going to be the thing that is reprinted and reprinted and will reposted and reposted."
-Jonathan McIntosh on framing your message in the Considering Your Story's Digital Afterlife webinar
Jonathan McIntosh is a pop culture hacker, digital artist, and transformative storyteller. All of his work is freely available online. His videos have been discussed by everyone from NPR to Glenn Beck to Lawrence Lessig to the US Copyright Office as well as featured in major media publications. He also has a series of HTML5 projects that add educational depth and interactivity to video remixes, for example allowing site visitors to remix advertising aimed at boys and girls.
One of his most famous and widely discussed projects is the above "Buffy vs Edward: Twilight Remixed." McIntosh started this project on his own as an experiment to intervene in conversation about the popular Twilight book series after realizing that the relationship between main characters Bella and Edward contained many red flags for domestic abuse. By remixing footage from the Twilight films with footage from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show, McIntosh shows Buffy responding in empowered, active ways to Edward's line-crossing behavior, leading up to a fight in which the slayer dusts the vampire.
Contributed by Samantha Close on 5/10/14