Week 9: March 5
transmedial interactivity / fans
|prepare||Jenkins, Henry. “Quentin Tarantino’s Star Wars? Grassroots Creativity Meets the Media Industry.” Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide. (New York UP, 2006): 135-173.
Fuchs, Christopher. “Social Media as Participatory Culture.” Social Media: A Critical Introduction. (Sage, 2014): 53-67.
|team class 3||Iftin, Adam, Qiqi, Josh|
|guest speaker||Henry Jenkins is the Provost Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts and Education at USC. He is the principal investigator for The Civic Imagination Project, a MacArthur-funded project exploring ways to inspire creative collaborations within communities as they work together to identify shared values and visions for the future. As one of the first media scholars to chart the changing role of the audience in an environment of increasingly pervasive digital content, Jenkins has been at the forefront of understanding the effects of participatory culture on business, politics and education. He has published more than 17 books including Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture, Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide, and Spreadable Media: Creating Meaning and Value in a Networked Era.|