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But beyond the hype, what’s really going on? In this groundbreaking exploration of our developing participatory online culture, Axel Bruns. Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and Beyond: From Production to Produsage, by Axel Bruns. New York: Peter Lang, , pages. Review Number: /2; Review Subject: Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and beyond: From Production to Produsage Axel Bruns; Publisher Name: Peter Lang .

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Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and Beyond: From Production to Produsage – Axel Bruns – Google Books

Already in the s, futurist Alvin Toffler foreshadowed such changes in his coining of the term ‘prosumer’: Lisa added it Jun 30, These changes are facilitated although, importantly, not wikipediz driven by the emergence of new, participatory technologies of information access, knowledge exchange, and content production, many of whom are associated with Internet and new media technologies.

In such models, live production of ideas takes place in a collaborative, participatory environment which breaks down the boundaries between producers and consumers and instead enables all participants to be users as well as producers of information and knowledge, or what I have come to call produsers. Published February 6th by Peter Lang Inc.

He is the author of Gatewatching: A few quotes on new media and developing relationships: Jelena Maksimovic added it Jul 29, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Elisabeth rated it liked it May 10, Oskari Niitamo rated it really liked it Mar 24, Chelsea marked it as to-read May 17, Denzel Scott marked it as to-read Sep 01, Bruns outlines four principles of produsage that signify when it works best: It will begin by offering an introduction and overview on produsage in general, and from here continue to explore specific key domains in which produsage takes place.

Contents The Key Characteristics of Produsage.

Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and Beyond: From Production to Produsage by Axel Bruns

Jose Carlos added wukipedia Jul 30, Jayne marked it as to-read Mar 02, This book will outline and analyse the produsage phenomenon and its implications, by mapping the produsage landscape as it currently exists or emerges.

I think he has discussed comprehensively the idae of produsage and his book has filled the great gap in this area.

Bruns specifically points to differences between the Internet and previous mass media: This change in creation processes is made possible by develops of the Internet as a media. While there are elements of boosterism in its coverage of such trends, Trendwatching. Insightful, critical, still reading – great discussion on open source sscond participative design dynamics.

Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and Beyond: From Production to Produsage

This is quite simply the book about peer production that we’ve been waiting for and I have no doubt that it will be considered a classic in the line of Toffler’s Future Shock. In recent years, various observers have pointed to the shifting paradigms of cultural and societal participation and economic blogz in developed nations. The Key Characteristics of Produsage. Joseph added it Nov 17, Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and Beyond: Chris marked it as to-read Apr 28, Boone rated it liked it Feb 23, Produsage andof Knowledge Structures.


Umar marked it as to-read May 16, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

We form a new Generation C. User Review – Flag as inappropriate I found Bruns’ book very useful for my thesis. Liza rated it really liked it Jun 22, The implications of the gradual shift from production to produsage are profound, and will affect the very core of our culture, economy, society, and democracy. Going further beyond this, Charles Leadbeater has introduced the notion of ‘pro-am’ production models – alluding to a joint effort of producers and consumers in developing new and improved commercial goods.

Jessica rated it it was amazing Jun 16, Graham Bates rated it really liked it Oct 01, Such models remain somewhat limited still, however, in their maintenance of a traditional industrial value production chain: Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and Beyond: I like the concept of produsage- that we’re both consumers and producers at the same time.