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What kind of society is being built before our eyes by the amateurs who express their opinions, share photos, and create or modify the images that circulate on social media? Here, we look at three hypotheses: a creative society, a society of informed consumers, and a society where the posture and status of author are more widely distributed.
"Nobodies have taken over the internet" wrote sociologist Patrice Flichy in the introduction to his book "Le sacre (...)
Every day, Instagram mobile app users share 80 million pictures, including selfies, artistic photos, holiday (...)
Online amateur production taken as a whole represents a significant source of value, one which is entirely (...)
Are amateur creators online just opportunistic entrepreneurs? The success stories highlighted by the media seem to (...)
Museums are changing. In recent years, prestigious cultural institutions have taken an interest in amateur (...)
Is there such a thing as a crowd culture, or at least an anonymous culture, produced outside any recognised (...)
The development of the web 2.0, or social web, has led to a change in traditional amateurs' clubs Digital-era (...)
Is public participation in the work of recognised artists, particularly in music and the visual arts, an illusion (...)
Memes, fanfictions, mashups and podcasts by YouTubers... web users' creations use all media and formats, to the (...)
Amateurs in the digital era
"Nobodies have taken over the internet" wrote sociologist Patrice Flichy in the (...)
From fanfictions to machinimas, a panorama of online amateur creation
Memes, fanfictions, mashups and podcasts by (...)
When artists get the public involved
Is public participation in the work of recognised artists, particularly in (...)
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