3bute is devoted to writing that grapples with the question of African modernity, and we have a special fondness for writing by African bloggers. We “pay 3bute” to the writers by extracting 3 pages of mashable, narrative art from what they’ve written (making sure their words remain intact), followed by a 3-minute discussion on why we selected a piece. We’ve decided, however, to start things off with a 3bute explaining what 3bute is. Notice the arrows under the webcomic to move you from one 3bute to the next, and in the audio file below we go over our thoughts about the project and answer the question:
Finally, depictions of Africa often suffer from a lack of context. Click on the 4 dots in the upper left corner if you are on your mobile or simply hover your mouse/cursor over our panels if you are on a computer to see some of the context we’ve added. We especially like how the videos pop out like word balloons and can be viewed without leaving the page. We also like that this recombinant surface offers us ways to remix the panels, re-contextualize and stir up new meanings. 3bute is a mashable canvas. 3bute wants to mash-up.
But there is a limit to what we know. To mash-up these stories and images with great context (and re-context), we need your help finding the best links out there. Click – for the many ways to share links with us. Hover your mouse/cursor over the dots at the top of each page to see how to share 3bute pages or how to embed them on other sites. Thanks and, once again, welcome to 3bute.
(posted Dec 1, 2011 @ 6:41)