This is an image of a makeshift workspace on a Hong Kong street, made with a concrete barrier and scrap wood. Students are working on laptops and what appears to be homework while sitting at the barrier. Photo courtesy of Becky Sun.

Participatory Culture, Placemaking, & the Umbrella Movement

Henry Jenkins lays out the main characteristics of participatory culture: Affiliations — memberships, formal and informal, in online communities centered around various forms of media, such as Friendster, Facebook, message boards, metagaming, game clans, or MySpace). Expressions — producing new creative forms, such as digital sampling, skinning and modding, fan videomaking, fan fiction writing, zines,… Continue Reading Participatory Culture, Placemaking, & the Umbrella Movement

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