Convergence Culture, -where old media collides with new media, a book written by H. Jenkins. This book is about the relationship between 3 concepts: media convergence, participatory culture, and collective intelligence. One example Jenkin gives of this occurring is the story about a high school student that circulated in the fall of 2001. Dino Ignacio had created a Photoshop collage of Sesame Street’s Bert interacting with terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden as part of a series of “Bert Is Evil” images he posted on his homepage for laughs. Not long after Bangladesh-based publisher had scanned the Web for Bin Laden images to print on anti-American signs, posters, and T-shirts and used Ignacio’s collage. From his bedroom, Ignacio sparked an international controversy. Jenkins’s other example focused on technology, cell phones these days have multiple purposes function devices. Companies no longer make single function phones, meaning we can’t exactly go back to lower tech or in Ignacio’s case you can’t undo the media convergence that occurred with his image you can only let it pass and move forward.
I believe that convergence is very convenient and useful for work, school, or leisure i can keep up to date on what i need to know to not be behind. Emails can be sent and viewed from my phone and apps allow me to work on projects on the go if i must. a phone can be a scientific calculator a game boy and be used by small businesses as a register. But if one is not wise with their online identity like in Ignacio’s case there can be negative results.
My questions to you:
Do you like the way devices have multi purpose, or is it a negative experience?
Are you careful about what you create and upload?
have you ever experienced or witnessed [on any scale] a similar case to Ignacio’s story?