May 1, 2007
Media in Transition 5: Part III of IV--More Links

More links from blogs covering the Media in Transition 5 conference are inside, with a variety of single perspectives on the conference as a whole or particular panels. As mentioned in the first post, MiT5 was a conference from our department here at MIT this past weekend and which contained a lot of work relevant to the Convergence Culture Consortium's research initiatives.

Tarleton Gillespie writes about the conference here.

Lanfranco Aceti wrote about the conference as well. See Michael Newman's posts here and here, as well as Chuck Tryon's post here.

Derek Kompare provides pictures, and Aldon Hynes writes about the conference here, here, and here.

Gene Koo wrote about some of the panels here, here, and here.

Benjamin Mako Hill wrote about his presentation on the Ubuntu site here. Stewart Mader writes about his presentation here. Paul Ham wrote about his presentation on the BC Law IPTF Blog, available here. And, see Jason Tocci's notes from the conference here. Benjamin Robertson wrote about the frustrations of being on a panel where one feels the odd man out, which is here.

Kim Middleton writes about the conference here. Steven Bao writes about the conference here. Kylie Lee writes about the gender breakdown of panels, although I have to say that the panel I was on that dealt with fan collaboration had quite a few men in it...



the panel I was on that dealt with fan collaboration had quite a few men in it...

That's EXACTLY the point of Kylie's post, Sam: that there's always seems to be a fanboy panel and a fangirl panel, and never the twain shall meet. You're only proving her point that " the gender divide... was glaringly egregious to the women and not apparent to the men."

You may have already seen Kristina Busse's lengthier response here.


Julie, thanks for the clarification.

I didn't understand the phrase "Web 2.0 Community Collaboration." I thought the point Kylie was trying to make was that men were more interested in panels about Web 2.0 collaboration (which I took to mean YouTube and Flickr and the like), while women at MiT5 were more interested in fan fiction and fan communities, as a whole. I meant to point out that there were panels on fan communities that seemed to draw a lot of men and women, such as the panel I presented at where Derek Compare talked about Doctor Who and I talked about soap opera fandom, and those comments confused me.

Confused, yes. But bonheaded? Come you have to start throwing around insults? :)

I know at the panel I moderated on fan fiction, all the presenters were female, and the majority of the audience was (a few guys were there), but point well taken in that regard. But I thought Kylie's original comment was that men weren't interested in fan fiction other than Battlestar Galactica, and all I was trying to say was that there were a lot of men and women at the panel I participated in which was about fan community and fan activity..

But perhaps I misunderstood what she meant by "Web 2.0 Community Collaboration" in the first place. Or maybe because I moderated a fan fiction panel, and all my recent research is on soap opera fan communities, I'm just looking at this whole issue from a skewed angle...

By the way, thanks for linking to Kristina 's post. I don't believe I had linked to it because it had not been made public when I was putting all these links together.