Remix Exquisite Bioethics Transcultural Dialogues

Richard Kabiito, Karen Keifer-Boyd

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Exploring new media, Penn State art education students in the USA working in conjunction with art students at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, collaborated in a process akin to the early 20th Century Surrealist Art Movement’s “exquisite corpse” collaborative art practice. Together, they created a “Remix Exquisite Bioethics” online exhibition, which is also a teaching resource of transcultural dialogues. Students from Uganda and the United States discussed and collaboratively produced bioethic narratives in which their remixed assemblages inspired the stories and became characters in the stories. The assembled characters were comprised of their drawings of body components such as eyes, neck, waist, and feet. As collaborating facilitators, we present how we generated transcultural dialogues. Our new media pedagogy guided the creation of bioethic narratives based on students conceptualizing their remix characters’ personality, beliefs, and history. We discuss their audio-visual multimedia bioethic narratives as examples of our new media pedagogy. Annually, for more than 15 years, we have collaboratively developed new media transcultural dialogue pedagogy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNew Media Pedagogy
Subtitle of host publicationResearch Trends, Methodological Challenges and Successful Implementations - 1st International Conference, NMP 2022, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsŁukasz Tomczyk
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9783031445804
StatePublished - 2023
Event1st International Conference on New Media Pedagogy, NMP 2022 - Kraków, Poland
Duration: Oct 10 2022Oct 12 2022

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1916 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference1st International Conference on New Media Pedagogy, NMP 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics

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