Let Me Tell You About Affinity Spaces And  How  They   Work
What is an &quot;Affinity Space?&quot; <ul><li>A group of people who are brought together by a common interest.  </li></ul...
Hayes' Concept <ul><ul><li>Affinity spaces provide a different features than what may be found in schools. </li></ul></ul>...
Gee's Concept <ul><li>The internet has provided people with a way to &quot;defeat standardization.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li...
“ Let Me Tell You About   H o m e s t u c k” <ul><li>A more &quot;colorful&quot; example of an affinity space would be the...
mspaintadventures.com & mspandrew.tumblr.com by andrew hussie
The Fans <ul><li>MSPaintAdventures.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approximately  61,000 members  on MSPA - worldwide. </li></ul...
Homestuck: The Fandub Episode 1 by: HomestuckTheFanDub @ Youtube Fan Appreciation By Way of Dubbing Homestuck
MMD Videos Video courtesy of StaryuManiac @ YouTube
&quot;Fandoms&quot; <ul><li>People who with involvement to affinity spaces consider themselves part of what they call a &q...
This is Fanart (art drawn by the fans!) fanarts by courtesy of loonytwin@deviantart
Why   Affinity   Spaces   Work <ul><ul><li>They provide a sense of community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They bring people ...
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  1. 1. Let Me Tell You About Affinity Spaces And How They Work
  2. 2. What is an &quot;Affinity Space?&quot; <ul><li>A group of people who are brought together by a common interest.  </li></ul><ul><li>A social group formed by an appreciation or love of something, where relationships can develop between the active people in a group. (Ex: Possibilities of developing long-lasting friendships) </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of an Affinity Space: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MMORPGs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WebComics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fan-made blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Interest Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: Star Wars , baking, dogs, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comic Conventions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Groups/Clubs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Regardless of where, people involved are able to meet and develop bonds regardless of demographics. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Hayes' Concept <ul><ul><li>Affinity spaces provide a different features than what may be found in schools. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Younger members often have more available to them by means of socializing in different areas. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affinity spaces are more available through technology. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiences found within an affinity space are often in contrast with those found in schools. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Socializing over a specific interest </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fan-produced websites: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>These websites can provide access to information, art and news that may not be available directly through the original source of the affinity space. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affinity spaces over a given object are for everyone . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote and support new information and communication of resources. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Require participation and include various activities for members. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dispersion of Knowledge via social links. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People can build relationships simply for sharing similar tastes in one common pleasure. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Features of affinity space can be used and allocated within educational facilities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of segregation and individual knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides new style of learning by allowing open, unsegregated movement.  </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Gee's Concept <ul><li>The internet has provided people with a way to &quot;defeat standardization.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>People seek experiences through various means. </li></ul>Fan Art owned by Lindsey Hutchinson. Dave Strider owned by Andrew Hussie
  5. 5. “ Let Me Tell You About   H o m e s t u c k” <ul><li>A more &quot;colorful&quot; example of an affinity space would be the &quot;fandom&quot; of a popular webcomic, Homestuck . </li></ul><ul><li>Homestuck provides a great affinity group due to its popularity. The website for the comic (MSPaintAdventures.com) features a forum where fans can discuss current updates, as well as many social groups away from the main website. </li></ul><ul><li>Fans gather everywhere from finding each other through Tumblr to having real-life meetups with local fans. By being interested in this comic, many people have been able to get to know each other and build everlasting bonds with unexpected friends. </li></ul><ul><li>Popular Places for Homestuck Fans: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MSPaintAdventures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tumblr </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DeviantArt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What Fans Do Together: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss updates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write &quot;fanfiction&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw fanart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cosplay </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. mspaintadventures.com & mspandrew.tumblr.com by andrew hussie
  7. 7. The Fans <ul><li>MSPaintAdventures.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approximately 61,000 members on MSPA - worldwide. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 3 million posts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approx. 7,000 fans active each day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20,000+ threads </li></ul></ul>art by courtesy of loonytwin@deviantart
  8. 8. Homestuck: The Fandub Episode 1 by: HomestuckTheFanDub @ Youtube Fan Appreciation By Way of Dubbing Homestuck
  9. 9. MMD Videos Video courtesy of StaryuManiac @ YouTube
  10. 10. &quot;Fandoms&quot; <ul><li>People who with involvement to affinity spaces consider themselves part of what they call a &quot;fandom.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>A fandom is the group of people active in an affinity space. </li></ul><ul><li>Each fandom has a different name. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Star Trek fans are &quot;Trekkies;&quot; Homestuck fans are &quot;Homestucks&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Just about anything with a storyline has an active fandom for any fan to join in on. </li></ul>GIF image by SurpriseSavages101, Wikimedia
  11. 11. This is Fanart (art drawn by the fans!) fanarts by courtesy of loonytwin@deviantart
  12. 12. Why Affinity Spaces Work <ul><ul><li>They provide a sense of community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They bring people together in safer environments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They allow for better socializing among those who may not feel comfortable in face-to-face interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They promote creativity and thought process. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No specific demographic. </li></ul></ul>fanart by lindsey hutcinson sollux capter by andrew hussie

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