On Henry Jenkins, Audiences and Participatory Culture

Henry Jenkins’ essay, Quentin Tarantino’s Star Wars?: Digital Cinema, Media Convergence and Participatory Culture aims to provide a different perspective on fan appropriation and media transformation. Jenkins outlines how ‘too often’ these things are ‘marginalised or exoticised’, the common assumption being that anyone spending time or energy creating ‘products of mass culture’ must have ‘too much time on their hands’ or ‘something wrong with them’. Jenkins, alternatively, treats media fans as ‘active participants within the current media revolution’ and treats their cultural products as an ‘important aspect of the digital cinema movement’. He correlates the multitude of Star Wa Continue reading “On Henry Jenkins, Audiences and Participatory Culture”