The computer and particularly the Internet have been represented as enabling technologies, turning consumers into users and users into producers. The unfolding online cultural production by users has been framed enthusiastically as participatory culture. But while many studies of user activities and the use of the Internet tend to romanticize emerging media practices, this book steps beyond the usual framework and analyzes user participation in the context of accompanying popular and scholarly discourse, as well as the material aspects of design, and their relation to the practices of design and appropriation.10 Executing software such as DS Organize or Moonshell on a Nintendo DS requires a modchip, such as the R4 card ... It enables users not only to play unlicensed copies of games, but also to run software developed within the homebrewanbsp;...
|Author||:||Mirko Tobias Schäfer|
|Publisher||:||Amsterdam University Press - 2011|