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Creative Citizenship and Social Media

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Keynote presented at the Creative Citizens conference #creativecitizens, Royal College of Art, London 19 September 2014

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Creative Citizenship and Social Media

  1. 1. Creative Citizenship & Social Media ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF DIGITAL MEDIA @JEANBURGESS JEAN BURGESS QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY DAHLIYANI BRIEDIS | ST. KILDA COMMUNITY GARDEN | WIKIMEDIA COMMONS SOCIAL MEDIA RESEARCH GROUP
  2. 2. CREAT IVE 1 .OVERVIEW REMEDIAT ING CREAT IVE CI T IZENSHIP & SOCIAL MEDIA CITIZENSHIP 3 MODELS 4.COMPETING FUTURES DIGI TAL CREAT IVE CITIZENSHIP 2.THE WEB 2.0 MOMENT USER-CREATED CONTENT 3.THE SOCIAL MEDIA MOMENT THE PLATFORM PARADIGM 5 . PROVOCAT IONS PARTICIPATORY CULTURE THE SELF AND THE WORLD THE NEW UBIQUITY NARRATIVES OF ENCLOSURE
  3. 3. OVERVIEW REMEDIAT ING CREAT IVE CI T IZENSHIP ver&n adciugliatarl c mreeadtiivaity
  4. 4. OVERVIEW 3 MODELS OF CREAT IVE CI T IZENSHIP 1 2 3 CREATIVE WAYS OF BEING A CITIZEN CIVIC BENEF I T S OF CREAT IVE PARTICIPATION BEING A CI T IZEN OF DIGI TAL MEDIA creative, collaborative approaches to solving civic challenges using digital and social media civic engagement as unintended consequence of digitally mediated creative participation and creative networks exercising the rights and responsibilities associated with membership of online creative communities and digital media platforms; participating in the politics of platforms
  5. 5. OVERVIEW 3 MODELS OF CREAT IVE CI T IZENSHIP 1 2 3 CREATIVE WAYS OF BEING A CITIZEN CIVIC BENEF I T S OF CREAT IVE PARTICIPATION BEING A CI T IZEN OF DIGI TAL MEDIA creative, collaborative approaches to solving civic challenges using digital and social media civic engagement as unintended consequence of digitally mediated creative participation and creative networks exercising the rights and responsibilities associated with membership of online creative communities and digital media platforms; participating in the politics of platforms
  6. 6. OVERVIEW 3 MODELS OF CREAT IVE CI T IZENSHIP 1 2 3 CREATIVE WAYS OF BEING A CITIZEN CIVIC BENEF I T S OF CREAT IVE PARTICIPATION BEING A CI T IZEN OF DIGI TAL MEDIA creative, collaborative approaches to solving civic challenges using digital and social media civic engagement as unintended consequence of digitally mediated creative participation and creative networks exercising the rights and responsibilities associated with membership of online creative communities and digital media platforms; participating in the politics of platforms
  7. 7. THE WEB 2 . 0 MOMENT USER-CREATED CONTENT & PART ICIPATORY CULTURE
  8. 8. THE WEB 2.0 MOMENT USER-CREATED CONTENT & PARTICIPATORY CULTURE
  9. 9. THE SOCIAL MEDIA MOMENT THE PLAT FORM PARADIGM Social media The convergence of user-created (or curated) content with social networking, mediated via a handful of increasingly dominant proprietary platforms
  10. 10. THE SOCIAL MEDIA MOMENT THE PLAT FORM PARADIGM Platforms are the new media institutions: they enable, coordinate and regulate participation via both ‘hard’ sociotechnical and ‘soft’ discursive means
  11. 11. THE SOCIAL MEDIA MOMENT THE PLAT FORM PARADIGM The stuff of platforms ✦ Interface design, aesthetics, affordances ✦ User practices, behaviours, norms ✦ Software, algorithms, APIs ✦ Business models, licensing, partnerships, revenue streams ✦ Media representations, social understandings
  12. 12. THE SOCIAL MEDIA MOMENT THE NEW UBIQUI TY
  13. 13. THE SOCIAL MEDIA MOMENT THE NEW UBIQUI TY
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  15. 15. THE SOCIAL MEDIA MOMENT SILLY CITIZENSHIP
  16. 16. COMPET ING FUTURES NARRAT IVES OF ENCLOSURE Early experimentation and user-led innovation give way to standardisation and closure as platforms mature, reducing ‘interpretative flexibility’
  17. 17. CONSECTETUR VULPUTATE AENEAN MAGNA COMMODO MATTIS DAPIBUS TORTOR TELLUS FRINGILLA VESTIB EGESTAS CURSUS
  18. 18. COMPET ING FUTURES NARRAT IVES OF ENCLOSURE
  19. 19. COMPET ING FUTURES NARRAT IVES OF ENCLOSURE
  20. 20. COMPET ING FUTURES NARRAT IVES OF ENCLOSURE
  21. 21. COMPET ING FUTURES THE SEL F AND THE WORLD 16 July 2006 h+p://paulstama3ou.com/odeo-­‐launches-­‐tw+r-­‐hellodeo/
  22. 22. COMPET ING FUTURES THE SEL F AND THE WORLD 16 July 2006 h+p://paulstama3ou.com/odeo-­‐launches-­‐tw+r-­‐hellodeo/
  23. 23. COMPET ING FUTURES THE SEL F AND THE WORLD
  24. 24. COMPET ING FUTURES THE SEL F AND THE WORLD h+p://gizmodo.com/5925156/the-­‐worst-­‐tweets-­‐from-­‐the-­‐first-­‐year-­‐of-­‐twi+er
  25. 25. COMPET ING FUTURES THE SEL F AND THE WORLD h+p://gizmodo.com/5925156/the-­‐worst-­‐tweets-­‐from-­‐the-­‐first-­‐year-­‐of-­‐twi+er
  26. 26. COMPET ING FUTURES THE SEL F AND THE WORLD
  27. 27. COMPET ING FUTURES THE SEL F AND THE WORLD
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  30. 30. COMPET ING FUTURES THE SEL F AND THE WORLD
  31. 31. COMPET ING FUTURES THE SEL F AND THE WORLD 2006 2010 2014 2012 2008 Leximancer analysis of all posts from http:// blog.twitter.com using default settings
  32. 32. COMPET ING FUTURES THE SEL F AND THE WORLD
  33. 33. COMPET ING FUTURES THE SEL F AND THE WORLD GILAD LOTA N | HTTPS://MEDIUM.COM/I-DATA/ISRAEL-GAZA-WAR-DATA-A54969AEB23E
  34. 34. PROVOCAT IONS DIGI TAL CREAT IVE CI T IZENSHIP Strategies Tactics Of The Digital Creative Citizen • Exploit social media logics with playful and ‘silly’ citizenship • Adopt adaptive, multi-platform strategies avoid delegating everything to one or two platforms • Develop critical engagement with platforms and their cultures as part of digital creative citizenship

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