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Collaborative Media:Production, Consumption, and Design Interventions

Cover Image Copyright Year: 2013
Author(s): Lowgren, J.; Reimer, B.
Publisher: MIT Press
Content Type : Books & eBooks
Topics: Computing & Processing (Hardware/Software)
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Abstract

With many new forms of digital media--including such popular social media as Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr -- the people formerly known as the audience no longer only consume but also produce and even design media. Jonas Löwgren and Bo Reimer term this phenomenon collaborative media, and in this book they investigate the qualities and characteristics of these forms of media in terms of what they enable people to do. They do so through an interdisciplinary research approach that combines the social sciences and humanities traditions of empirical and theoretical work with practice-based, design-oriented interventions. Löwgren and Reimer offer analysis and a series of illuminating case studies -- examples of projects in collaborative media that range from small multidisciplinary research experiments to commercial projects used by millions of people. Löwgren and Reimer discuss the case studies at three levels of analysis: society and the role of collaborative media in societal change; institutions and the relationship of collaborative media with established media structures; and tribes, the nurturing of small communities within a large technical infrastructure. They conclude by advocating an interventionist turn within social analysis and media design.

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      Frontmatter

      Lowgren, J. ; Reimer, B.
      Collaborative Media:Production, Consumption, and Design Interventions

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      Starting Points

      Lowgren, J. ; Reimer, B.
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      With many new forms of digital media--including such popular social media as Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr -- the people formerly known as the audience no longer only consume but also produce and even design media. Jonas Löwgren and Bo Reimer term this phenomenon collaborative media, and in this book they investigate the qualities and characteristics of these forms of media in terms of what they enable people to do. They do so through an interdisciplinary research approach that combines the social sciences and humanities traditions of empirical and theoretical work with practice-based, design-oriented interventions. Löwgren and Reimer offer analysis and a series of illuminating case studies -- examples of projects in collaborative media that range from small multidisciplinary research experiments to commercial projects used by millions of people. Löwgren and Reimer discuss the case studies at three levels of analysis: society and the role of collaborative media in societal change; institutions and the relationship of collaborative media with established media structures; and tribes, the nurturing of small communities within a large technical infrastructure. They conclude by advocating an interventionist turn within social analysis and media design. View full abstract»

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      Introduction

      Lowgren, J. ; Reimer, B.
      Collaborative Media:Production, Consumption, and Design Interventions

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Contemporary Communicative Practices, At the Intersection of Academic Disciplines, Overview of the Book View full abstract»

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      The Cultural Form of Collaborative Media

      Lowgren, J. ; Reimer, B.
      Collaborative Media:Production, Consumption, and Design Interventions

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Delineating Collaborative Media, Understanding Action—and Interaction, An Approach to Collaborative Media View full abstract»

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      Researching Collaborative Media

      Lowgren, J. ; Reimer, B.
      Collaborative Media:Production, Consumption, and Design Interventions

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Media Studies 2.0 and Onward, Interaction Design and Practice-Based Approaches to Collaborative Media, Non-academic Knowledge on Collaborative Media, A Transdisciplinary Approach to Collaborative Media: Theorizing and Experimenting “in the Wild”, A Call to Action View full abstract»

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      Interventions

      Lowgren, J. ; Reimer, B.
      Collaborative Media:Production, Consumption, and Design Interventions

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      With many new forms of digital media--including such popular social media as Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr -- the people formerly known as the audience no longer only consume but also produce and even design media. Jonas Löwgren and Bo Reimer term this phenomenon collaborative media, and in this book they investigate the qualities and characteristics of these forms of media in terms of what they enable people to do. They do so through an interdisciplinary research approach that combines the social sciences and humanities traditions of empirical and theoretical work with practice-based, design-oriented interventions. Löwgren and Reimer offer analysis and a series of illuminating case studies -- examples of projects in collaborative media that range from small multidisciplinary research experiments to commercial projects used by millions of people. Löwgren and Reimer discuss the case studies at three levels of analysis: society and the role of collaborative media in societal change; institutions and the relationship of collaborative media with established media structures; and tribes, the nurturing of small communities within a large technical infrastructure. They conclude by advocating an interventionist turn within social analysis and media design. View full abstract»

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      Collaborative Media and Society

      Lowgren, J. ; Reimer, B.
      Collaborative Media:Production, Consumption, and Design Interventions

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Avatopia: Participatory Design of Societal Media for a Narrow Stakeholder Group, Bambuser: Global Broadcasting for Anyone, Parapolis: Designing the Future Cityscape View full abstract»

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      Collaborative Media and Institutions

      Lowgren, J. ; Reimer, B.
      Collaborative Media:Production, Consumption, and Design Interventions

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      This chapter contains sections titled: MyNewsMyWay: From Time Shifting to Shape Shifting, Substrate: From Distribution Channel to Collaboration Platform, Kliv: Participatory Design of Workplace Media, Hacktivism: Making People Fashion-able View full abstract»

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      Collaborative Media and Tribes

      Lowgren, J. ; Reimer, B.
      Collaborative Media:Production, Consumption, and Design Interventions

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      This chapter contains sections titled: OurNewsOurWays: Social Navigation in a Sea of Media, Arduino: Designing the Infrastructure of Material Media, Malmö City Symphony: Initiating a Place-Specific Collaborative Media Production View full abstract»

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      Insights and Conclusions

      Lowgren, J. ; Reimer, B.
      Collaborative Media:Production, Consumption, and Design Interventions

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      With many new forms of digital media--including such popular social media as Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr -- the people formerly known as the audience no longer only consume but also produce and even design media. Jonas Löwgren and Bo Reimer term this phenomenon collaborative media, and in this book they investigate the qualities and characteristics of these forms of media in terms of what they enable people to do. They do so through an interdisciplinary research approach that combines the social sciences and humanities traditions of empirical and theoretical work with practice-based, design-oriented interventions. Löwgren and Reimer offer analysis and a series of illuminating case studies -- examples of projects in collaborative media that range from small multidisciplinary research experiments to commercial projects used by millions of people. Löwgren and Reimer discuss the case studies at three levels of analysis: society and the role of collaborative media in societal change; institutions and the relationship of collaborative media with established media structures; and tribes, the nurturing of small communities within a large technical infrastructure. They conclude by advocating an interventionist turn within social analysis and media design. View full abstract»

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      The Uses of Collaborative Media

      Lowgren, J. ; Reimer, B.
      Collaborative Media:Production, Consumption, and Design Interventions

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Characterizing Collaborative Media, Consuming Collaborative Media, Producing Collaborative Media, Designing Collaborative Media, Infrastructuring, What Is the Use of Collaborative Media?, The Openness of Collaborative Media, Power and Action, In Conclusion View full abstract»

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      The Practice of Collaborative Media Research

      Lowgren, J. ; Reimer, B.
      Collaborative Media:Production, Consumption, and Design Interventions

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Knowledge Production in Collaborative Media Design Interventions, Doing Collaborative Media Research: Final Reflections View full abstract»

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      Notes

      Lowgren, J. ; Reimer, B.
      Collaborative Media:Production, Consumption, and Design Interventions

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      This chapter contains sections titled: 1 Introduction, 2 The Cultural Form of Collaborative Media, 3 Researching Collaborative Media, II Interventions, 4 Collaborative Media and Society, 5 Collaborative Media and Institutions, 6 Collaborative Media and Tribes, 7 The Uses of Collaborative Media, 8 The Practice of Collaborative Media Research View full abstract»

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      References

      Lowgren, J. ; Reimer, B.
      Collaborative Media:Production, Consumption, and Design Interventions

      Copyright Year: 2013

      MIT Press eBook Chapters

      With many new forms of digital media--including such popular social media as Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr -- the people formerly known as the audience no longer only consume but also produce and even design media. Jonas Löwgren and Bo Reimer term this phenomenon collaborative media, and in this book they investigate the qualities and characteristics of these forms of media in terms of what they enable people to do. They do so through an interdisciplinary research approach that combines the social sciences and humanities traditions of empirical and theoretical work with practice-based, design-oriented interventions. Löwgren and Reimer offer analysis and a series of illuminating case studies -- examples of projects in collaborative media that range from small multidisciplinary research experiments to commercial projects used by millions of people. Löwgren and Reimer discuss the case studies at three levels of analysis: society and the role of collaborative media in societal change; institutions and the relationship of collaborative media with established media structures; and tribes, the nurturing of small communities within a large technical infrastructure. They conclude by advocating an interventionist turn within social analysis and media design. View full abstract»

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      Credits

      Lowgren, J. ; Reimer, B.
      Collaborative Media:Production, Consumption, and Design Interventions

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Cases, Illustrations, In-depth Interviews and Contributions, Acknowledgments View full abstract»

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      Index

      Lowgren, J. ; Reimer, B.
      Collaborative Media:Production, Consumption, and Design Interventions

      Copyright Year: 2013

      MIT Press eBook Chapters

      With many new forms of digital media--including such popular social media as Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr -- the people formerly known as the audience no longer only consume but also produce and even design media. Jonas Löwgren and Bo Reimer term this phenomenon collaborative media, and in this book they investigate the qualities and characteristics of these forms of media in terms of what they enable people to do. They do so through an interdisciplinary research approach that combines the social sciences and humanities traditions of empirical and theoretical work with practice-based, design-oriented interventions. Löwgren and Reimer offer analysis and a series of illuminating case studies -- examples of projects in collaborative media that range from small multidisciplinary research experiments to commercial projects used by millions of people. Löwgren and Reimer discuss the case studies at three levels of analysis: society and the role of collaborative media in societal change; institutions and the relationship of collaborative media with established media structures; and tribes, the nurturing of small communities within a large technical infrastructure. They conclude by advocating an interventionist turn within social analysis and media design. View full abstract»