Structures of Participation in Digital Culture
Social Science Research Council, 2007 - Computers - 284 pages
Digital technologies are engines of cultural innovation, from the virtualization of group networks and social identities to the digital convergence of textural and audio-visual media. User-centered content production, from Wikipedia and YouTube to Open Source, has become the emblem of this transformation, but the changes run deeper and wider than these novel organizational forms.
Digital culture is also about the transformation of what it means to be a creator within a vast and growing reservoir of media, data, computational power, and communicative possibilities. We have few tools and models for understanding the power of databases, network representations, filtering techniques, digital rights management, and other new architectures of agency and control. We have even fewer accounts of how these new capacities have transformed our shared cultures and our understanding of and capacities to act within them. This volume addresses these issues and supplies the demand for a comprehensive critical framework that places these developments in context.
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compilations of hard-to-get Hindi film songs, or unavailable songs of older Hausa
singers. Like most pirate archives, from Internet databases like BitTorrent to
religious music sellers to diasporic ethnic video shops, these archives make ...
Because of their locality and ties to particular neighborhoods, video parlors were
one of the first public modes of exhibition for Nigerian video films. Video parlors
had a more intimate sense of audience— both exhibitor and audience member ...
as the number of films has grown and industrial and aesthetic practices have
become standardized. Few early Hausa videos, for instance, had song-and-
dance sequences and political dramas alternated with love stories and comedies
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