Digital Media and Culture Yearbook 2014
This is the opening page to the Digital Media and Culture Yearbook 2014.
As the title suggests, this is a book which seeks to record contributions to the understanding of a specific set of topics, loosely grouped under the title "Digital Media and Culture", of particular salience to 2014.
It is put together through the combined talents and efforts of a cohort of students taking the FMS9A4 module during the Spring of 2014 at the University of Stirling in Scotland. The aim is, firstly, for students to record the content of their learning and their contributions to this book will reflect their studies on one of the featured themes. However, secondly and most importantly, the hope is that students will learn the values associated with working at different levels as individual researchers, as research teams, and as research communities. That is to say: producing knowledge; collaboration and sharing; and peer-reviewing the work of others for the good of the community. Students will thus gain hands-on experience of a wiki environment, within the auspices of one of Wikimedia's large projects (i.e. Wikibooks) and make something that adds to currents in the academic field of digital media.
- Chapter 1: Technological Determinism
- Chapter 2: Online Identity
- Chapter 3: Always-on Culture
- Chapter 4: Cognitive Surplus
- Chapter 5: Crowdsourcing
List of Contributors
This wikibook is being put together as an on-going a collaborative project by the following Wikimedian contributors. Together, they form a cohort of students studying Digital Media and Culture as part of their degree programme in the Division of Communications, Media and Culture, The University of Stirling, Scotland, UK. Doubtless, there are other contributors within the Wikibooks and Wikipedia community who have contributed advice, support, suggestions and content in collaboration with these students. Your help and advice is most appreciated. Thank you!