NOTE: THE MATERIAL CONTAINED ON THIS SITE IS ALL A WORK IN PROGRESS AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Pilot Case Studies
For our pilot project case studies, we selected communities whose activities and rhetoric demonstrate some characteristics of participatory culture and some interest in engagement with the larger public sphere. Varied in scope and scale, they encompass communication and action both on and offline. Based on their entry points to civic engagement - how they gain (or provide) awareness of and access to civic engagement - we have plotted our case studies along the trajectory below. Communities with an interest in more explicit political action, especially when this focus is early in the community's development, are placed to the left of the continuum. Communities which evidence clear characteristics of participatory culture environments are placed further right. The placements are provisional and meant only to allow one framework for analysis.
Ritesh Mehta: DML talk (Civic Engagement Research Group) from Joshua McVeigh-Schultz on Vimeo.
Watch the Group's Case Study Pecha Kucha (presented at the Digital Media and Learning Conference in San Diego, CA on February 19, 2010) here:
RANG DE BASANTI (Ritesh Mehta)
RACEBENDING (Lori Kido Lopez)
HARRY POTTER ALLIANCE (Anna van Someren)
WORLD OF WARCRAFT (Clement Chau)
VERBNOIRE (Flourish Klink)
ANONYMOUS (Ray Vichot)
LIVING ROOM ROCK GODS (Kevin Driscoll)
PRICESCOPE (Lana Swartz)
POSTSECRET (Chris Tokuhama)
INVISIBLE CHILDREN (Melissa Brough)
PETER PACKET (Benjamin Stokes)