Fair participation; why copyright laws don’t work.

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Traditional applications of copyright are becoming unworkable in the contemporary media environment. As our culture moves from a mass media environment into a participatory system of media consumption, traditional applications …

The new neighborhood

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This essay will argue that whilst the wikipedia entry for Virtual Community answers the question of ‘when’ and ‘how’ virtual communities are formed, it lacks information regarding why virtual communities …

The new digital

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The digitization of music and its convergence with the participatory culture online has led to a total shift in the way we interact with, and consume music in our everyday …

The grudge match. ANT vs SCOT

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The following essay will discuss the relationship between technology and society with a focus on Actor-Network Theory (ANT) and the theory of Social Construction of Technology (SCOT). To better understand …

Online collaboration; what’s in it for me?

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Individuals’ motivations define group collaborations. This essay will argue that motivation is what drives users to collaborate online, and ultimately decides the type of community they choose to collaborate with. …