Mashup Cultures

2010 cover_web
Sonvilla-Weiss Stefan (ed.)
MASHUP CULTURES
Publisher: Springer Wien/New York
ISBN: 978-3-7091-0095-0
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About this book:
This volume brings together an international community of cutting-edge thinkers and scholars together with young researchers and students, proposing a colourful spectrum of media-theoretical, -practical and -educational approaches to current creative practices and techniques of production and consumption on and off the web. Along with the exploration of some of the emerging social media concepts, the book unveils some of the key drivers leading to participatory engagement of the User, who has irrevocably changed the up-to-now mass media-driven information landscape.
Mashup Cultures thus presents a broader view of the effects and consequences of current remix practices and the recombination of existing digital cultural content for individuals, groups, institutions and private-public organisations, in order to rethink existing modes of operation. The complexity of this book, which appears on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the international MA study program ePedagogy Design – Visual Knowledge Building, also by necessity seeks to familiarize the reader with a profound glossary and vocabulary of Web 2.0 cultural techniques.
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