Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Re-posting: Gauntlett and Jenkins

FIRST WATCH THIS: David Gauntlett.
If it doesn't work, go directly there: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNqgXbI1_o8

And this even better one!

Now read this:
Gauntlett interviewed by Henry Jenkins (from Jenkins' blog). Scan to find the relevant bits but look closely at part 3!

Studying Creativity in the Age of Web 2.0: An Interview with David Gauntlett (Part 1)

Studying Creativity in the Age of Web 2.0: An interview with David Gauntlett (Part Two)

Moving on to Henry Jenkins, have a look at this:
Jenkins' post from his blog, Confessions of an Aca-Fan

Particularly watch this video!!!

And if you can this one:

Henry Jenkins is in London talking about his new book, Spreadable Media, and much more! He was interviewed by David Gauntlett on Tuesday night. Search #digitaltrans on Twitter for nuggets from the talk.
Someone has helpfully provided a rough transcript of what was said. You can read it here:

Henry Jenkins' talk

And here are poor videos of that talk.

Link to the Lost Zombies Project website
And here someone explains the project:

Here is a link to an article about the Palestinian protestors who dressed up as Avatar characters

Here is a link to the Harry Potter Alliance website that Jenkins mentions.

Section B: Revise and consolidate - Make links

This is a re-posting of a revision / exam prep exercise that we did last year on We Media. It is an exercise that focuses you on one of your chosen 'media areas' and forces you to link everything together. It is a kind of oral rehearsal of your essay.  Have a look first:

Here is the first part of a response to the question about the extent to which new media can enrich democracy, by Josh and Matthew.
They focused on the Social networking / citizen journalism angle which could be the first half (or 2/3) of the essay.

The boys are very clear and specific in places but less certain or vague in others. Also, there are a few more theory 'ingredients' that could be added and a mention of blogs.

Help create the ultimate answer by adding your comments below in response to what you hear.
What is good and why?
What is vague and needs clarification?
What's missing?
What could have been linked differently?
What theory could have been included and applied to the examples?

Of course you don't have to address all the above questions but make a start where you think it's most needed.

Now is your turn. Two pairs to focus on Video-sharing platform and participatory culture. Two pairs to focus on music industry in the online age.