Participatory Culture

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    Gunpowder & Sky -

    “The defiant love child of YouTube, Netflix and other digital content networks, fueled by the subversive and creative spirit of misfits working out of their garages.” (Van Toffler)

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    FOMO & the Future of the Creative -

    There’s an unsettling sense that the art of the 21st century may be an instant-coffee mix of spontaneity–jangled thoughts and feelings with amorphous shapes and almost no fine-motor skills. Is this the aesthetic that we want to bequeath to our children?

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    Web Celebs and their Superfans -

    Do the names PewDiePie, Smosh, or Jenna Marbles ring a bell? f you’re not well under twenty-five, chances are you’ll be surprised to learn that these are some of the top YouTube superstars starting to give Hollywood a run for its money.

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    Chris Milk, VRSE, & VR Films With Heart -

    “With virtual reality, I’m not interested in the novelty factor,” says … Milk. “I’m interested in the foundations for a medium that could be more powerful than cinema, than theatre, than literature … (from Stuart Dredge, The Guardian)

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    VICE -

    What do the stories of Dennis Rodman’s roadtrip to North Korea, the report from the Ukraine by Simon Ostrovsky, who was kidnapped and released in the process, and, more recently, THE ISLAMIC STATE documentary by freelancer Medyan Dairieh all have in common? In a word: Vice.