Production of audio-visual contents in the "participatory culture"

Author/s Tatiana Mazali
Publishing Year 2010 Issue 2009/40 Language Italian
Pages 18 P. 49-66 File size 1183 KB
DOI 10.3280/SC2009-040005
DOI is like a bar code for intellectual property: to have more infomation click here

Below, you can see the article first page

If you want to buy this article in PDF format, you can do it, following the instructions to buy download credits

Article preview

FrancoAngeli is member of Publishers International Linking Association, Inc (PILA), a not-for-profit association which run the CrossRef service enabling links to and from online scholarly content.

Sites of social networks are relational spaces where ‘we act’ and ‘we produce’ (texts/speeches, photos/memoirs, videos/actions, audios/preferences). The ‘we act’ bit of the performing side of everyday life finds in the social networks of the Web a ground for experimentation and creativity. The author’s paper starts from the ‘participatory culture’ framework by Henry Jenkins, showing the first results of an on-going empirical research developed by the author within the PRIN research project "CoOPERARE-Content Organization, Propagation, Evaluation and Reuse through Active Repositories". The author focuses on the mainly visual analysis of the user generated contents on Flickr, with particular emphasis on the domain of Cultural Heritage. The research methodology is based on an interdisciplinary approach, conducted in close collaboration with IT experts, testing new research methods, both in data and information sampling inside Web 2.0, and in semi-automatic analysis of large numbers of data. The motivation driving this research is to find out recurring or unusual "behaviours" in producing photographs in Flickr, by applying a visual analysis to a large number of photographic data. Three main theoretical frames support the author’s interpretation: the "tactics" by Michel De Certeau, the "habitus" by Pierre Bourdieu, and the "performance team" by Erving Goffman.

Tatiana Mazali, La "cultura partecipativa" di Henry Jenkins: una riflessione empirica sui siti di social network in "SOCIOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE " 40/2009, pp 49-66, DOI: 10.3280/SC2009-040005