“AGENCY, INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, AND THE ECONOMICS OF CREATIVITY”
Seeking panelists whose cultural, critical and historical analyses engage the way convergent and interactive technologies impact medium specificity, the creative economic sector, the public sphere, and political-economic structures and processes. We invite papers that examined convergence and medium specificity within the creative cultural productions of the 20th and 21st century. We are specifically seeking work that focuses on “interactive technologies,” “convergent media,” author-enabling tools, delivery platforms, and the heightened “power” of the fan and amateur cultural producer in relation to: creativity, innovation, artists, audiences, agency and democracy, media mega-mergers, proliferation of creative product, access to distribution, regulatory policies, authoring software, interactivity, alternate endings and the “unfinished” media product, music as spectacle, professional creative labor and the marketplace.
E-mail your 500-word abstract, including name, title, department, and institution, no later than October 11th, 2006 to co-chairs Deborah E. R. Hanan, dhanan_ usc_edu, AND D. Travers Scott, dtraversscott_mac_ com.
Deborah E. R. Hanan
Doctoral Fellow of Communication
Annenberg School for Commuication
University of Southern California
3502 Watt Way
Los Angeles, California 90089 (USA) Email: email@example.com
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