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Convergence Culture by Henry Jenkins
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Jan 30, 2015

it was ok
bookshelves: non-fiction

This book is well written and very thought-provoking, but the case-studies he uses run the risk of rooting the ideas in specific a moment. Whereas works by McLuhan and others are sociological touchstones because their overall themes can serve as starting points for discussion, this book depends so heavily on discussion the Matrix and Survivor (and other limit time-frame shows/movies/etc) that larger themes of our interaction with media can get lost in the minutiae. As a result, it already started to feel a little dated to me. It's a very worthwhile read for those who are avidly interested in the subject, but it's too in-depth or specific for the more casual reader or those who are just getting started on this topic.

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