Friday 8th March, 2013
6:10pm to 6:30pm
Henry Jenkins will appear at the South by Bookstore to sign copies of “Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture” and other titles he has authored following his panel “Spreadable Media: Value, Meaning & Network Culture”.
Henry Jenkins is Provost's Professor of Communications, Journalism, Cinematic Arts and Education at the University of Southern California. Previously, he was Peter de Florez Professor of Humanities and co-director of the Comparative Media Studies Program at MIT. He has headed major research initiatives in the areas of digital media and learning (Project New Media Literacies; Education Arcade), civic media and democratic participation (Civic Paths; Center for Civic Media), games and innovation (Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Games Lab), and producer/audience relations (Convergence Culture Consortium). He is Chief Advisor to the Annenberg Innovation Lab. He also helped establish and run the Media in Transition and Futures of Entertainment conference series at MIT and the Transmedia Hollywood series in Los Angeles. He has authored/edited 14 books, including the forthcoming books Spreadable Media and Reading in a Participatory Culture, as well as Textual Poachers and Convergence Culture.
Professor, University of Southern California
Henry Jenkins is Provost's Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts, and Education at the University of Southern California. He is co-author, with Sam Ford and Joshua Green, of the 2013 book Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture. He is also author of Convergence Culture (2006), Fans, Bloggers, and Gamers (2006), The Wow Climax (2006), Textual Poachers (1992), and What Made Pistachio Nuts? (1992); co-author of Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture (2009); editor of The Children's Culture Reader (1998); and co-editor of Rethinking Media Change (2004), Democracy and New Media (2003), Hop on Pop (2003), From Barbie to Mortal Kombat (2000), and Classical Hollywood Comedy (1994). From 1993-2009, he was the MIT Peter de Florez Professor of Humanities and co-directed MIT's Comparative Media Studies graduate degree program. Since coming to USC, Jenkins has formed the Participatory Culture and Learning Lab which includes Project New Media Literacies and Media Activism and Participatory Politics. He holds a Ph.D. in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a Master's degree in communication studies from the University of Iowa.
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