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Building metaphors, building identities

Gauntlett, David (2007) Building metaphors, building identities. In: Transforming Audiences: Identity | Creativity | Everyday Life, 06 - 07 Sep 2007, University of Westminster, Harrow, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

David Gauntlett has developed research projects where participants are asked to make a visual artefact, such as a video, drawing, collage, or metaphorical models in Lego, to explore identities and their connections with media. This paper considers the connections between these ‘creative’ projects and the new emphasis on individual creativity in Web 2.0 applications and networks, and the emerging view of media audiences as producers, curators and creators. Does this affect how people engage with mainstream media? Does it foster a greater sense of community and citizenship?

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Identity, Metaphor, Audiences, Methodology, Creative methods, Visual methods, Sociology
Research Community:University of Westminster > Media, Arts and Design, School of
ID Code:5415
Deposited On:18 Aug 2008 12:18
Last Modified:18 Aug 2008 12:18

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