Week 4 Theories of the performative and participatory

Week 4: Theories of the Performative and participatory

Chris Mitchell aka William Stopha

Focusing on his website video poetry, “This world made me a Robot and Imagine” I am using app as a memoires >

Chris’s uses poetry as a very powerful tool to challenge the school’s that brings viruses into young people’s life where there is no use of imagination in the classroom

where young people looses their focus in education. However there are other concerns which could bring the art as virus in the context of participatory culture if carefully not monitored

Art as Virus in participatory culture:

“According to a recent study from the Pew Internet & American Life project (Lenhardt & Madden, 2005), more than one-half of all teens have created media content, and roughly one- third of teens who use the Internet have shared content they produced. In many cases, these teens are actively involved in what we are calling participatory cultures” – This creates the security implication and

Issues concerning security:

Affiliations — memberships, formal and informal, in online communities centered around various forms of media, such as Friendster, Facebook, message boards, metagaming, game clans, or MySpace).

Expressions — producing new creative forms, such as digital sampling, skinning and modding, fan videomaking, fan fiction writing, zines, mash-ups).

Collaborative Problem-solving — working together in teams, formal and informal, to complete tasks and develop new knowledge (such as through Wikipedia, alternative reality gaming, spoiling).

Circulations — Shaping the flow of media (such as podcasting, blogging).

The Participation Gap — the unequal access to the opportunities, experiences, skills, and knowledge that will prepare youth for full participation in the world of tomorrow.

The Transparency Problem — The challenges young people face in learning to see clearly the ways that media shape perceptions of the world.

With relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement

Ken Robinson:RSA Animate – Changing Education Paradigms -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U&feature=related

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