Week 4 Lecture (Barry Saunders)

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Week 4 lecture slides by Barry Saunders for KCB201 Virtual Cultures in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology, semester 1/2008.

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Week 4 Lecture (Barry Saunders)

  1. 1. Cultural diversity online Barry Saunders KCB201 [email_address] http://investigativeblog.net http://qlddecides.com
  2. 2. Me <ul><li>QUT CI PhD student, ARC Linkage Citizen Journalism project </li></ul><ul><li>Research: citizen journalism, blogging, fan cultures </li></ul>
  3. 3. Diversity <ul><li>Political </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural </li></ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Geographical </li></ul>
  4. 4. Political diversity <ul><li>Broadening of political perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Broadening of contributors </li></ul><ul><li>Broadening of styles </li></ul>
  5. 5. http://indymedia.org
  6. 6. http://blogger.com
  7. 7. http://Larvatusprodeo.net
  8. 8. http://Timblair.net
  9. 9. http://youtube.com <ul><li>http://youtube.com/user/hmatkin </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kij2UrQxEEc </li></ul>
  10. 10. http://www.youtube.com/user/AlJazeeraEnglish
  11. 11. http://Current.tv
  12. 12. Activism - http://change.org
  13. 13. Political diversity <ul><li>Widening of debate </li></ul><ul><li>Overton Window </li></ul><ul><li>Outsider perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Echo chamber? </li></ul>
  14. 14. downsides <ul><li>Conspiracy theories </li></ul><ul><li>Popularisation of discredited science - autism - vaccine connection, creationism, 9-11 conspiracies, flat earth, moon landing hoax </li></ul><ul><li>Communities built around racism </li></ul>
  15. 15. stormfront
  16. 16. Cultural diversity
  17. 17. http://Globalvoices.org
  18. 18. http://us.cyworld.com/
  19. 19. http://dear_raed.blogspot.com/
  20. 20. personal
  21. 21. Communities of interest <ul><li>Traditionally communities formed geographically </li></ul><ul><li>To find communities of interest, usually had to move to city with large population </li></ul><ul><li>Eg: cult cinema, jazz music </li></ul><ul><li>Communities of interest form online </li></ul>
  22. 22. Cult film - http://aintitcool.com
  23. 23. Sci-fi - http://io9.com
  24. 24. Wookieepedia http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
  25. 25. Comics - http://community.livejournal.com/scans_daily/
  26. 26. Webcomics and out-of-print comics <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://penny-arcade.com </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  27. 27. toys
  28. 28. anime
  29. 29. fansubs <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fansub </li></ul>
  30. 30. amvs <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anime_music_video </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJGuXl-KgKM </li></ul>
  31. 31. Lolcats <ul><li>http://icanhascheezburger.com/ </li></ul>
  32. 32. lolpresidents <ul><li>http://www.lolpresidents.com/ </li></ul>
  33. 33. News communities <ul><li>http://reddit.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://digg.com </li></ul>
  34. 34. Conspiracy theories <ul><li>http://disinfo.com </li></ul>
  35. 35. photography <ul><li>http://flickr.com </li></ul>
  36. 36. Remix trailers <ul><li>http://www.thetrailermash.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMlF2PNgN70 </li></ul>
  37. 37. http://jumpcut.com
  38. 38. Music communities <ul><li>Amazon recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>http://Last.fm </li></ul>
  39. 39. Dating sites <ul><li>Ethnic / religious / political </li></ul><ul><li>RSVP </li></ul><ul><li>Gayfriendfinder </li></ul><ul><li>Adultfriendfinder </li></ul><ul><li>Coeliac dating </li></ul><ul><li>furry dating </li></ul><ul><li>(probably best to look at these from home, unless you want a ‘please explain’ email from IT :) </li></ul>
  40. 40. Furries and cosplay <ul><li>Just a quick note, I didn’t explain properly what furries are in the lecture. If you are interested, I’d suggest Wikipedia - </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furry_fandom </li></ul><ul><li>Furry fandom is different to cosplay: </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosplay </li></ul><ul><li>While this lifestyle might seem strange or amusing, as with any consensual sexual or lifestyle choice it should be respected and not subject to ridicule. I apologise if my discussion of this topic upset or offended anyone in class. </li></ul>
  41. 41. geographical <ul><li>http://Outside.in </li></ul><ul><li>Placeblogging - http://placeblogger.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>APIs and map mashups </li></ul>
  42. 42. http://Outside.in
  43. 43. http://flickrvision.com
  44. 44. http://twittervision.com
  45. 45. http://www.schmap.com/
  46. 46. http://www.globalincidentmap.com/home.php
  47. 47. Mobile barcodes <ul><li>http://youtube.com/watch?v=OxFR6r-Dqk4 </li></ul>
  48. 48. Hyperlocal media <ul><li>http: //qlddecides .com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. cairnsblog .net/ </li></ul>
  49. 49. http://Qlddecides.com

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