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FCJ-098 ‘Web 2.0’ as a new context for artistic practices

Juan Martin Prada University of Cádiz, Spain The economic model for what is called ‘Web 2.0’ is based on promoting the desire to share and exchange things, an attempt to make profits from the voluntary collaboration of its users and its potential for compiling data and making them available to the public. The new companies…


FCJ-097 Co-creation and the new industrial paradigm of peer production

Michel Bauwens[1] Dhurakij Pundit University, Bangkok/volunteer at the P2P Foundation[2] Albert Boswijk, of the Amsterdam-based Center for the Experience Economy, asked me a set of interesting questions: What is the reality behind so called best practice co-creation concepts? Are these lipservice to co-creative approaches? Are you really in the driver’s seat or are you just…


FCJ-096 The Digital Given: 10 Web 2.0 Theses

Ippolita Italy Geert Lovink University of Amsterdam Ned Rossiter University of Nottingham, Ningbo 0. The internet turns out to be neither the problem nor the solution for the global recession. As an indifferent bystander it doesn’t lend itself easily as a revolutionary tool. The virtual has become the everyday. The New Deal is presented as…


FCJ-095 Mapping Commercial Web 2.0 Worlds: Towards a New Critical Ontogenesis

Ganaele Langlois, Fenwick McKelvey, Greg Elmer, and Kenneth Werbin Infoscape Research Lab, Ryerson University 1. Web 2.0 and its Critical Contradictions At the 2007 International Communication Association Conference, Web 2.0 was highlighted as an emergent topic of research with a keynote panel entitled ‘What’s so Significant about Social Networking? Web 2.0 and its Critical Potentials’….


FCJ-094 Between Promise and Practice: Web 2.0, Intercultural Dialogue and Digital Scholarship

Professor Ien Ang Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney Dr Nayantara Pothen Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney Introduction The Internet has been a popular method for communication and collaboration across far-flung sites for some time, and its potential for enhancing participatory democracy has been much commented on. With the emergence…


FCJ-093 Beyond the ‘Networked Public Sphere’: Politics, Participation and Technics in Web 2.0

Dr Ben Roberts, University of Bradford School of Computing, Informatics and Media, University of Bradford In some ways discussion of the political implications of Web 2.0 reinvigorates a debate about the democratising nature of the Internet that began in the 1990s. The concept of participation is at the heart of many current debates about politics…


FCJ-092 Dreams of a New Medium

Aden Evens Assistant Professor of English, Dartmouth College Early on with the first Apples, we had these dreams that the computer would let you know what you wanted to do. — Steve Wozniak Digital and Medial Wozniak’s nightmare endures; still we dream of the computer that already knows what one wants. If only we could…


Issue 14 – Web 2.0

web 2.0 is a doing word. Although Tim O’Reilly famously declared in 2005 that ‘Web 2.0 is not a technology, it is an attitude’, in 2009 it’s clear he’s grammatically incorrect (O’Reilly, 2005). Web 2.0 is not an “is”, or not only this. Web 2.0 is also a verb or, as they taught us in…