2/19/15 – Digital and Transmedia Theories
Guide to Larry Lessig (2008), Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy. Penguin Press.
What does he mean by hybrid?*
Lessig – ch. 4 part 1 – RW, Revived (on writing)
1st. Writing itself
critical invention 1- of the writable web – blogging
critical invention 2 – ability of readers(audience) to write (talk) back
how to find and order things?
The folksonomy (vs. taxonomy) of tags and rankings (Reddit, Digg, del.icio.us)
Tagging – makes it locatable; and enable collaboration
– measures the significance of the communication by counting links
content about content
– if you take the average – be skeptical
– but measurements and quality assessments work to secure quality and truth
So…blogging without filters
– what about trolls?
– Posner’s practice: never allow or encourage sycophants; reward the critics
To write in the medium of RW is to know that anything one writes is open to debate
(note about the importance of anonymity)
*Social production that features a mix of commercial and sharing economies.