further trails of sources

A follow-up to ↵trail of sources, dealing with Henry Lowood’s ↑Wikipedia, sources, machinima:  “But these questions do raise issues about research on “consumer-created content.” It seems we are dependent on consumer-created sources, as well.” In principle I wholeheartedly agree, but would like to try to grasp the issues at hand conceptually different.  First of all, when talking about gaming culture I shy away from the term “consumer”, as in my view it somewhat implies passive consumption, usage of artefacts as intended by the latters’ creators. With machinima and the practices of game modding this definitely is not the case. Seen … Continue reading