On Friday and Saturday, the Convergence Culture Consortium hosted Collaboration 2.0, a retreat that brought in representatives from each of our five corporate partners, some of the C3 affiliated faculty, and a few guest speakers from outside the consortium for a private event to discuss our current research on convergence, fan communities, and new technologies and media products and the social networks that build around them.
While the actual content from these presentations can't be presented since this was a conference within the consortium, we wanted to write generally about some of the interesting speakers that were brought in for the weekend both to give readers of the blog a better idea of some of the creative resources our consortium draws from and a little bit more about what we do here.
Our five partners--MTV Networks, Turner Broadcasting, GSD&M, Fidelity Investments, and Yahoo!--all sent representatives to both participate in this conversation and to hear these various presentations. For those who are not familiar with C3 outside of following this blog, more information about our work is available here.
The goal of this retreat is to combine industry concerns with emerging academic research focuses to find both points of common concern but also disconnects among our various perspectives, with so many different media industries and academic perspectives represented.
For those who have followed our blog for quite some time, you know that we wrote significantly about our first C3 retreat last year. For more information on last year's retreat, look here:
The next several posts to come here on the blog will be on the various guest speakers brought in here and some of the interesting work being done right now on the social and cultural changes taking place around media convergence.