The evolution of authorship in a remix society

Nicholas Diakopoulos*, Kurt Luther, Yevgeniy Medynskiy, Irfan Essa

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Abstract

Authorship entails the constrained selection or generation of media and the organization and layout of that media in a larger structure. But authorship is more than just selection and organization; it is a complex construct incorporating concepts of originality, authority, intertextuality, and attribution. In this paper we explore these concepts and ask how they are changing in light of modes of collaborative authorship in remix culture. We present a qualitative case study of an online video remixing site, illustrating how the constraints of that environment are impacting authorial constructs. We discuss users' self-conceptions as authors, and how values related to authorship are reflected to users through the interface and design of the site's tools. We also present some implications for the design of online communities for collaborative media creation and remixing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHypertext 2007
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Eighteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, HT'07
Pages133-136
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 17 2007
EventHypertext 2007: 18th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, HT'07 - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 10 2007Sep 12 2007

Publication series

NameHypertext 2007: Proceedings of the Eighteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, HT'07

Other

OtherHypertext 2007: 18th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, HT'07
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period9/10/079/12/07

Keywords

  • Design
  • Economics
  • Human factors
  • Legal aspects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Media Technology

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