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An Academic Study Of Connecting With Fans & Giving Them A Reason To Buy | Techdirt
"Either way, I found it interesting to hear that Steven Brown, a student at Glasgow Caledonian University, has taken that presentation and published an academic article about it in the Empirical Musicology Review, entitled Artist autonomy in a digital era: The case of Nine Inch Nails. The paper goes through my presentation and looks at related academic research to see if there's support for the theories I discussed"
research  music  art  audience  business-model  fandom  business 
october 2012 by tsuomela
question of the day: How do we tame the excesses of fanboy culture? | MaryAnn Johanson's FlickFilosopher.com
Because, seriously, the fan-damentalism of some of these people is in serious need of major reform. I just don’t know how we go about making it happen. Do you?

How do we tame the excesses of fanboy culture?

These people appear to have no shame, so I doubt we can shame them into behaving better. So what do we do?
fandom  online  culture  bullying  trolling  behavior  psychology  empathy 
july 2012 by tsuomela
Middle-earth according to Mordor - Laura Miller - Salon.com
"Well, there's two sides to every story, or to quote a less banal maxim, history is written by the winners. That's the philosophy behind "The Last Ringbearer," a novel set during and after the end of the War of the Ring (the climactic battle at the end of "The Lord of the Rings") and told from the point of view of the losers. The novel was written by Kirill Yeskov, a Russian paleontologist, and published to acclaim in his homeland in 1999."
fiction  fandom  subcreation  fantasy 
february 2011 by tsuomela
Star Maidens
"The mid-1970s...you were patiently waiting for Space:1999 to return for its second year when a beguiling sci-fi series shuffled onto your screens, regional ITV scheduling permitting, for a brief thirteen weeks and then sloped off apologetically to disappear forever. Maybe you're here because you just vaguely believe you may have dreamt about a planet ruled by women dressed in platform boots (and perhaps you did - that's your own business), or maybe because you're a 'fan' infuriated by the lack of hard and fast info around on this series. Maybe you're just hoping to find pictures of Judy Geeson dressed as a space lady. Whatever brings you here - you're in luck. This site intends to bring you everything you ever wanted to know about Star Maidens but were afraid to ask."
television  tv  1970s  sf  fandom 
january 2011 by tsuomela
New Media Literacies
New Media Literacies (NML), a research initiative based within USC's Annenberg School for Communication, explores how we might best equip young people with the social skills and cultural competencies required to become full participants in an emergent media landscape and raise public understanding about what it means to be literate in a globally interconnected, multicultural world.
medita  education  literacy  technology  teaching  online  fandom 
december 2009 by tsuomela
Online Fandom
The internet is enabling massive changes in the relationships amongst fans, artists, and industries. On this site, Nancy Baym keeps an eye on trends and provides a space to discuss what works, what doesn’t, and what to make of it all. Sometimes she writes about other social internet issues too.
weblog-individual  social-media  collaboration  fandom  artist  internet  trends 
october 2009 by tsuomela
File 770
File 770, Mike Glyer's fanzine about the news of sf fandom.
sf  fandom  weblog-individual 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Mary Anne Mohanraj Gets You Up to Speed, Part I « Whatever
Part I: For Everyone
1. We’re all racist.
2. If you’re white, you have white privilege.
3. Your other oppressions don’t erase your white privilege.
4. Racism does damage to the genre.
sf  literature  fiction  fandom  race  racism  social-construction 
march 2009 by tsuomela

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