A research report describing activity and initial findings of the ‘creative networks’ strand of the creative citizens project. This focuses on the research team at University of West of England and their work with Vince Baidoo, founder and director of Bristol’s South Blessed enterprise.
We’ve been busy over the summer pushing forward with our project. Emma has completed the primary research with Vince Baidoo of South Blessed in Bristol, we’re setting up our next six interviewees with a focus group to follow and various ideas for the future, around alternate reality gaming and transmedia storytelling.
In the literature review for Strand Three of this project I wrote about the argument between the celebration of what Pierre Levy first called the ‘collective intelligence’ of networked culture (eg Jenkins, Hartley, Leadbeater) and its ‘free labour as exploitation’ critique (eg Terranova, Andrejevic, Fuchs.) Over the summer I spent some time revisiting Stiegler’s ‘For a New Critique of Political Economy’ (2010) and it prompted some useful ideas for further development.