Elisa Kreisinger is a video artist based in New York City. Her latest work includes remixing Mad Men into feminists and The Real Housewives into lesbians.

Her work has been featured in galleries and festivals throughout the US and Europe including Museum of Film and TV (Berlin), MIP Cube (France) and SxSW.  A prominent voice in the remix and online video community since 2006, Elisa speaks on university campuses, including USC, MIT and Harvard, and at industry events throughout the world. Her success engaging female audiences online has lead to collaborations with NBC, Paramount Pictures, Art 21Eileen Fisher, Women Make Movies and the Women’s Media Center.

An advocate and activist, Elisa works with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, American University’s Center for Social Media (where she is currently a Media Fellow) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation to continue to pave the way for a remix-friendly web that acknowledges creators rights under US Copyright Law’s Fair Use provision.

She likes to tackle #CreativeClassProblems on this blog but she’s #NotALifestyleBlogger because, well, not everything in creative life can be remedied with an Instagram-filter.

Why a Pirate?

“Women who are Pirates in a phallocentric society are involved in a complex operation. First, it is necessary to Plunder — that is, righteously rip off — gems of knowledge that the patriarchs have stolen from us. Second, we must Smuggle back to other women our Plundered treasures. In order to invert strategies that will be big and bold enough for the next millennium, it is crucial that women share our experiences: the chances we have taken and the choices that have kept us alive. They are my Pirate’s battle cry and wake-up call for women who I want to hear.”  -Mary Daly

Where Elisa’s speaking next.


11 comments on “About.

  1. William Uricchio says:

    Hi Elisa — trying to get in touch re a fall CMS colloquium appearance. Could you drop me a line? Thanks!

    • Vedat says:

      Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you reelid on the video to make your point. You obviously know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your site when you could be giving us something enlightening to read?

  2. [...] they have to give up independence to get love, oh so feminist that, there is this amazing video by Elisa Kreisinger that actually reframes the series through a queer lens that makes it far more intriguing to me. (In [...]

  3. [...] Trish chats up Elisa Kreisinger, a video artist (aka PopCulturePirate) who mashes-up/remixes TV shows into fun lesbian/queer [...]

  4. Francesca Coppa says:

    Hi, are you and J coming to NYC for the Remix festival in May, ’10? Let me know, drop me a line, let’s make plans!

  5. [...] sulle note di You Keep Me Hanging On di The Supremes, in questo progetto realizzato da Elisa Kreisinger e Marc Faletti, che ha l’obiettivo di “evidenziare la marginalizzazione delle voci [...]

  6. love you work!
    (I put your last video about Mad Men on my blog: 2 thumbs up!)

  7. [...] In the spirit of Follow Friday (the weekly Twitter event in which folks recommend users to “follow”), I’d like to turn you all on to one of my favorite bloggers and media makers (and fellow Simmons College classmate) Elisa Kreisinger. [...]

  8. Luffy says:

    Hey I googled my bands name and found this website. I really like the stuff you post here. I’m going to be dropping by often. Anyhow, if you’d be interested give this a listen: http://popculturepirates.bandcamp.com/album/dirty-deities

  9. HI, I saw you speak at Simmons and I am interested in your presenting at an assembly at my Middle school in Concord MA. What is the best means to contact you for your speaking services? I am a GCS graduate like you.

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