From the Vastness of the Web to Mainstream Production and Vice-Versa: Fan Identities, User-Generated Content and Corporate Appropriations/Producer Communities

Argyrios Emmanouloudis | University of Amsterdam | From the Vastness of the Web to Mainstream Production and Vice-Versa: Fan Identities, User-Generated Content and Corporate Appropriations/Producer Communities | Supervisors: Carrol Clarkson & Joyce Goggin | 2015-2019

This project deals with online user-generated content and the way it impacts traditional practices of community shaping on the one hand, and media production on the other: whether audiovisual content created by fans of a specific franchise is appropriated by big media companies and used as a part of a creative industry or just remains as a means to bring users together and assist them in fostering a common identity, web content needs further examination on its cultural and production aspects.