We're excited to make the first of our events from the recent Futures of Entertainment 2 conference here at MIT available for download. Each of the panels from the conference are available in both video and audio form.
The panels are available here. Here is audio and video. The video is intended for download, and some browsers may try to display text if you don't right-click the link to save to your computer. If your browser tries to download it as a ".txt," remove the ".txt" from the name, and the file should work as an "m4v."
The opening comments features C3 Director Henry Jenkins and C3 Research Manager Joshua Green discussing some of the media industries trends in 2007. These opening comments helped set the agenda for what would be covered in the six panels to follow at FoE2.
The live-blogging from this panel is available here, and feedback from the blogosphere on the panel is available here.
Henry Jenkins is the Director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program and the Peter de Florez Professor of Humanities. He is the author and/or editor of nine books on various aspects of media and popular culture, including Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture, Hop on Pop: The Politics and Pleasures of Popular Culture and From Barbie to Mortal Kombat: Gender and Computer Games. His newest books include Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide and Fans, Bloggers and Gamers: Exploring Participatory Culture. Jenkins recently developed
a white paper on the future of media literacy education for the MacArthur Foundation, which is leading to a three-year project to develop curricular materials to help teachers and parents better prepare young people for full participation in contemporary culture. He is one of the principal investigators for The Education Arcade, a consortium of educators and business leaders working to promote the
educational use of computer and video games. He is one of the leaders of the Convergence Culture Consortium, which consults with leading players in the branded entertainment sector in hopes of helping them adjust to shifts in the media environment.
Joshua Green is the Research Manager of the Convergence Culture Consortium at MIT, where he is also a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Comparative Media Studies program. Green leads a team of researchers exploring the changing media landscape and the ramifications of convergence and participatory culture for content production, advertising and branding practice, and the way we understand media audiences. Before coming to MIT, he worked as a researcher in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation at QUT in Brisbane, Australia. He has published work on participatory culture and the relationship between producers and consumers, television scheduling strategies, the history of Australian television, and the construction of the cultural public sphere. He is currently preparing work on the formation of the participatory audience and television branding in the context of participatory culture. Green holds a PhD in Media Studies from the Queensland University of Technology.