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Collaborative Media: Production, Consumption, and Design Interventions

Collaborative Media: Production, Consumption, and Design Interventions

ISBN 9780262019767
Edition 1
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Publisher The MIT Press
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Overview
With many new forms of digital media--including such popular social media asFacebook, Twitter, and Flickr -- the people formerly known as the audience no longer only consumebut also produce and even design media. Jonas LA¶wgren and Bo Reimer term this phenomenoncollaborative media, and in this book they investigate the qualities and characteristics of theseforms of media in terms of what they enable people to do. They do so through an interdisciplinaryresearch approach that combines the social sciences and humanities traditions of empirical andtheoretical work with practice-based, design-oriented interventions. LA¶wgren andReimer offer analysis and a series of illuminating case studies -- examples of projects incollaborative media that range from small multidisciplinary research experiments to commercialprojects used by millions of people. LA¶wgren and Reimer discuss the case studies at three levels ofanalysis: society and the role of collaborative media in societal change; institutions and therelationship of collaborative media with established media structures; and tribes, the nurturing ofsmall communities within a large technical infrastructure. They conclude by advocating aninterventionist turn within social analysis and media design.
Overview
With many new forms of digital media--including such popular social media asFacebook, Twitter, and Flickr -- the people formerly known as the audience no longer only consumebut also produce and even design media. Jonas LA¶wgren and Bo Reimer term this phenomenoncollaborative media, and in this book they investigate the qualities and characteristics of theseforms of media in terms of what they enable people to do. They do so through an interdisciplinaryresearch approach that combines the social sciences and humanities traditions of empirical andtheoretical work with practice-based, design-oriented interventions. LA¶wgren andReimer offer analysis and a series of illuminating case studies -- examples of projects incollaborative media that range from small multidisciplinary research experiments to commercialprojects used by millions of people. LA¶wgren and Reimer discuss the case studies at three levels ofanalysis: society and the role of collaborative media in societal change; institutions and therelationship of collaborative media with established media structures; and tribes, the nurturing ofsmall communities within a large technical infrastructure. They conclude by advocating aninterventionist turn within social analysis and media design.
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