The implied producer investigating an emergent typology in participatory culture

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Abstract

Whereas many good things can be said about the ability of digital media to facilitate the public access to cultural material, there has been no significant development in the theoretical understanding of ubiquitous digital media's potential for participatory culture -- and what human typologies emerges from this reconfiguration?
The small Swedish Biennale, Electrohype run an impressively straight line of investigations into the participatory spaces of art -- thereby also facilitating the dissemination of the, at that time, almost unnoticed field of media art.
It appears, from the Electrohype Biennales, that we are not 'just' dealing with a 'new' genre or style within the art category; on the other hand we are not dealing with a pure commercial culture either (the abstract notion of 'the user' has its limits); what is becoming evident is that the 'implicit' roles of the participatory 'actors' in culture and art are being transformed.
This paper investigates this emergent 'persona' in the post-digital participatory culture, and names it 'the implicit producer'.
Original languageDanish
Title of host publicationMAB '12 Proceedings of the 4th Media Architecture Biennale Conference: Participation
Number of pages4
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2012
Pages5-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-1792-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventMedia Architecture Biennal - Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 14 Nov 201217 Nov 2012

Conference

ConferenceMedia Architecture Biennal
LocationAarhus Universitet
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityAarhus
Period14/11/201217/11/2012
SeriesACM International Conference Proceeding Series (ICPS)

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