HOW DOES THIS RELATE TO NOW, AND HERE?
I joined Goodreads at the behest of a student in 2007. I teach lit. I get a chance daily to read and comment on reading with a circle of smart, engaged readers; I also am supposed to write about my reading, and connect with other readers and writers professionally. Why, I asked this student, would I want to get on a "social networking site for book geeks"? What on earth would be useful--or fun--when my every day is neck-deep in books an...more
Jenkins defines the convergence culture as a place "where old and new media collide, where grassroots and corporate media intersect, where the power of the media producer and the power of the media consumer interact in unpredictable ways." He uses fan culture to demonstrate the emerging power of the media consumer, specifically fan culture around Survivor, American Idol, The Matrix, Star Wars, and Harry...more
What follows is not a review of the book, it's an observation.
If you're writing a book about popular culture, even for an academic audience, you might want to assume that some of your readers--while probably also academics--are what one might call huge nerds. Not that you have to write "for" them, but you s...more
Between then and now, for some strange reason I haven't devoured Jenkins' every word... Possibly because I feared that anything else could only be a let-down? :-) Foolish notion, that! :-D
I very much enjoyed this book which de...more
Apesar de trazer exemplos muito claros de como a participação dos indivíduos tem imposto dilemas ao contexto atual, como...more
Media analyst Jenkins uses this book as a platform to examine what, exactly, is really happening to culture at large when new media and technologies appear. Jenkins grounds his analysis in a variety of specific (a...more
Anyway, Jenkins is a cultural theorist who often works with modern popular fan culture, which is a surprisingly small field considering the strange psychology at work and the vast amounts of people in this media-saturated society who take place in some sort of fan group activity, whether it be book clubs and discussing American Idol or roleplaying and wr...more
**Aggiornamento, dopo aver letto gli altri commenti: confermo, è tradotto da CANI e redazionato PEGGIO. Refusi a non finire, errori clamorosi nell'ortografia di tutti i nomi propri (Gandolf??), i nomi dei...more
Anderzijds: inhoudelijk iets te Amerikaans boek, soms wordt er te lang over bepaalde zaken doorgeboomd en helemaal up-to-date was het boek niet meer. De cover zei nochtans dat het inhoudelijk geüpgrade w...more
Does an excellent job describing how participatory culture is altering the power paradigms of mass culture in complicated ways even as media cons...more
This book is approachable yet groundbreaking at the same time, arguing that true media convergence will be driven by the public's production, not consumption of mass media.
McLuhan-esque? Kinda, but Jenkins spanks McLuhan from a theory perspective, IMO. He's way more tuned into mass media/technology from a policy perspective than McLuhan, whose back...more
What's stuck with me (will blog on it at http://www.annlytical.com/phd) is that he asserts that the click of a 'like' function is a first stage in building a co-creative knowledge society. It's an interesting dig at those who say 'cyber-activism' isn't really activism and doesn't show any behavioural change at...more