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#digped Storify: Plagiarism Undone
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#digped Storify: Plagiarism Undone
Storify of #digped conversation on March 1, 2013.
· Mon, Mar 04 2013 10:38:38
the original prompt for this discussion
, Sean Michael Morris writes, "Issues of ownership, intellectual property, and plagiarism are as old as the academy itself. But new media, and the permeability of text and image within them, create dilemmas not previously faced in our classrooms, research, and professional disciplines." This isn't to say that there haven't been other dilemmas, or even other similar dilemmas, but the nature of our work and the modes of its dissemination is changing at an incredible rate. And our discussions of the ethical and legal implications do not always keep pace.
In this discussion, we considered specifically the ways that our notions of plagiarism have changed (and must continuously change) to accommodate new forms of scholarly and creative production.
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[eats plagiarism] Remixing Plagiarism: a #digped Discussion. http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/Journal/files/Remixing_Plagiarism.html #moocmoocMOOC MOOC
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Kicking off this edition of #digped: How have our notions of authorship changed in the digital age?Hybrid Pedagogy
There are questions about authorship and intellectual property that I wouldn't have imagined asking 10 years ago. #digpedJesse Stommel
@Jessifer That's true. Reuse, remix has not only become easier, these practices have informed our aesthetics and community ethics. #digpedRobin Wharton
@HybridPed I don't know changes in definition of authorship have kept up with pace of technological change. #digpedRobin Wharton
Teaching students abt plag has become so challenging--it's hard to coach them on where to draw the line. #digpedHeather Fielding
@HybridPed Educators need to revise assessment to consider the technological and technical aspects of digital authorship. #digpedLori Beth De Hertogh
I think that on a theoretical (rather than practical application) level, this criticism of "authorship" is relatively old... #digpedGeorge
@reticulatrix Good point, scholars working in music, where the tradition of "remix" goes back centuries, often point this out. #digpedRobin Wharton
@rswharton not just music, applies to everything. Nothing is ever made in isolation, so question is: why do we pretend that it is? #digpedGeorge
@reticulatrix Bc all of our reward systems, economic, artistic, intellectual, depend to some extent on answering "who owns this"? #digpedRobin Wharton
@rswharton @reticulatrix our award system clearly needs to change. But to what? #digpedValerie Robin
@reticulatrix There are what I see as a series of fundamental shifts in notions of authorship. None of it new, but iterative. #digpedJesse Stommel
@HybridPed Digital badges might be useful in assessing digital compositions/authorship. http://hastac.org/digital-badges-bibliography #digpedLori Beth De Hertogh
Important to take seriously. #digped MT @ProfHeatherF: models of authorship that don't fetishize originality.anna smith
@Jessifer @writerswriting @ProfHeatherF originality as concept, or as content #digpedpatlockley
@Jessifer @writerswriting @ProfHeatherF I am thinking typesetting, layouts, modernism, engineering the text #digpedpatlockley
@writerswriting @ProfHeatherF I love ergodic stuff, and futurist text layout, but the content is often a bit thin without the style #digpedpatlockley
@patlockley @writerswriting @ProfHeatherF Nice. Original forms. New folks interacting with old content in new ways. #digpedJesse Stommel
@ProfHeatherF Do we need a conceptual model in which reuse, remix are normalized as authorship, but attribution is preserved? #digpedRobin Wharton
a universal system of attribution would alleviate problems but introduces variables with copy protection #digpedWill Shirley
Personally, one thing I enjoy about composing digitally is that I can attribute simply by linking to an original source. 1/2 #digpedanna smith
And in doing so, I can offer the reader not just an attribution, but a path to the conversation to which I am responding. 2/2 #digpedanna smith
Deference is important: "Rather than everyone talking over one another, the best digital texts talk in turn." http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/Journal/files/Four_Virtues_of_Citation.html#sthash.gmbcMHtE.dpuf #digpedJesse Stommel
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@writerswriting This convo has really prompted me to think about how we may fetishize citation as well as originality. #digpedRobin Wharton
@rswharton @writerswriting seems to me that citation is another way of maintaining the authority of the single author... #digpedGeorge
@reticulatrix there is a beauty in the idea of the lonely genius, going away for a year and coming back to change the world #digpedpatlockley
@reticulatrix i like the idea that at some point, some new idea will turn up and wreck the crap out of the status quo in seconds #digpedpatlockley
@patlockley someone has to do that genius's washing up - I'm really into Marxist-feminist critiques of "the genius" :D #digpedGeorge
@patlockley Like, what are the material and social conditions for the production of the genius as authority? #digpedGeorge
@reticulatrix @patlockley This is a very Foucaultian concept. Check out "What is an author?" #digped https://wiki.brown.edu/confluence/download/attachments/74858352/FoucaultWhatIsAnAuthor.pdfJesse
What new forms will attribution take in the digital age? I think the bibliography is dead. There are subtler more playful forms. #digpedJesse Stommel
@CathyNDavidson Should have said the static singly-authored non-linked bibliography is dead. This is genius: http://hastac.org/digital-badges-bibliography #digpedJesse Stommel
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I would be very sad if the bibliography disappeared, I love a good long well-ordered list! #digpedGeorge
@reticulatrix Can the lists be crowd-sourced and searchable and dynamic? I am a [secret] lover of nice long lists too. :) #digpedJesse Stommel
@Jessifer that sounds great... as long as no-one messes it up >.<... collaborative organisation can be hard to do #digpedGeorge
Anyone else seeing a strong backlash to these ideas? Big fetishes about plagiarism, excessive worrying about citation, etc. #digpedJanine DeBaise
@writingasjoe I do see this. Also, see instructors concerned about circulation of lecture notes and outlines, sharing = bad. #digpedRobin Wharton
@rswharton Is it just fear of change? Or perhaps the concept that ideas are property, and must be protected? #digpedJanine DeBaise
Attribution is a subtle (very high-order) task. By demonizing plagiarism, we keep people from learning through productive failure. #digpedJesse Stommel
@Jessifer By demonizing plagiarism, we create scared, cautious students who don't want to experiment and explore. #digpedJanine DeBaise
@writingasjoe @Jessifer I don't know if I agree. Im my ex. plag is the first refuge of a scared student. Is this a chicken&egg prob? #digpedJesse
@JesseBalanyk @writingasjoe Yes. Perhaps, then, first rule of any teacher should be to not be scary. :) #digpedJesse Stommel
@writingasjoe There's an important line we want students balancing just at the edge of. We don't want to bark them into a corner. #digpedJesse Stommel
@JesseBalanyk @Jessifer Seems like demonizing plagiarism helps create atmosphere of fear, rather than conversations about writing. #digpedJanine DeBaise
@writingasjoe Attribution can be informal. I think a problem only arises when one willfully passes off others ideas as one's own #digpedJesse
@HybridPed Teachers need to deal with plagiarism at the task level. If studetns can copy an assignment then it's not a valid task. #digpedJesse
@JesseBalanyk @HybridPed Good assignment design, grounded in sound pedagogy, is def preferable to policing after the fact. #digpedRobin Wharton
@rswharton @HybridPed In the Google age we have to assign tasks that require students to PROCESS information to reduce plag probs #digpedJesse
@JesseBalanyk if students can plagiarize a task its not challenging enough for university level-more thinking outside the box needed #digpedWill Shirley
been watching from the wings. Great disc. Are we remembering cross-cultural variations in notions of knowledge ownership? #digpedSteve Kirk
I think the main ethical issue is when people who are *already* on the wrong end of a power imbalance don't get due reward... #digpedGeorge
attribution is silly though really - does full fathom five by Pollock need to attribute Shakespeare? #digpedpatlockley
Curious: Can we imagine a situation in which it doesn't make sense to attribute? Can we, for example, ask permission to plagiarize? #digpedJesse Stommel
An example [opens can of worms]: I've said before that there is no plagiarism in pedagogy, as long as it's done ethically. #digpedJesse Stommel
@Jessifer This reminds me of an old post. What can we learn from "homage" and the arts? #digped http://developingwriters.org/2011/07/19/imposters-and-doppelgangers-plagiarism-remixed/anna smith
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I'd love to see all the pieces that inspired a piece listed next to a piece - as that tells a story #digpedpatlockley
The artist Anthony McCall (http://www.serpentinegallery.org/2007/04/anthony_mccalldecember_2007_ja.html) includes his working by his paintings, and shows his choices #digpedpatlockley
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@patlockley Sounds like how we want to teach our jr high students to learn how to assess the process & choices they made in project #digpedRhonda Jessen
@rljessen yes, but the idea can be expressed in so many ways, and the more points a idea has the more it can be remixed and changed #digpedpatlockley
@patlockley point is, different media and modes of production have different notions of "the work", "the author", "attribution" #digpedGeorge
On the table: legal issues, ethics, power dynamics, attribution. What compass do we use when talking about intellectual property? #digpedHybrid Pedagogy
@HybridPed Unfortunately, I think the legal issues have become the tail that wags the dog. #digpedRobin Wharton
Truly original work is something we uncover miraculously, not something we can be scared into doing. #digpedJesse Stommel
Hour went by lightning fast as usual. Continue the conversation & feel free to add longer-form thoughts here: http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/Journal/files/Remixing_Plagiarism.html #digpedHybrid Pedagogy
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