For my remix assignment this week in DS106, I was randomly generated and assigned Poetry Art [Remixed]: Go Emo. The original assignment asks you to take a favorite poem and create a poster for it using photo editing software. The remix then tells you to remix the assignment with a dark/emo theme, using black colors and dark images. I looked through the original poems people had posted for the assignment, but none of them were my favorite, so I decided to stick with one of my favorite poems by E.E. Cummings. Here is my emo poster poem.
Clearly the remix changes the meaning of the original poem. The original carries a meaning of deep and profound love that transcends the soul and mind. It’s often read at weddings and anniversaries to this day, providing a great example of the love that many couples wish to experience in their relationships. However, with the “emo remix” one can see the poem now holds a darker meaning. The black colors and sad couple in the bottom corner give the poem a somber tone, rather than an uplifting and powerful tone as before. It comes off much more depressive and melancholic. However, I think the love of this couple still transcends time and space.
I created this image via Pixlr. I used images found through Google as the background and used the text feature to add in the text of the poem.