The Transmedia Generation: Spreadable Media, Fan Activism, and Participatory Culture
At 1.00pm (GMT) Henry Jenkins will be opening his virtual doors and conducting a web chat and you could be a part of it.
Commonly referred to as the Digital Generation, or Digital Natives, young people of today’s new media world think, learn, create, and mobilize politically much differently than in previous generations. Join our discussion with Professor Henry Jenkins as he offers powerful examples of young people implementing networked communication and innovating new approaches to make a difference in the world. Learn what it means to be part of the “transmedia generation” and create a “participatory culture”!
If you haven’t heard of him, Henry Jenkins is Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts, and Education at the University of Southern California. He is co-author, with Sam Ford and Joshua Green, of the 2013 bookSpreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture. Since coming to USC, Jenkins has formed the Participatory Culture and Learning Lab which includes Project New Media Literacies and Media Activism and Participatory Politics.
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