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Is there space for generative AI in participatory culture?

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Is there space for generative AI in participatory culture?

On this episode, we host Dr. Henry Jenkins, an esteemed scholar of fan studies, participatory culture, and transmedia.

As the director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program and the author of influential works such as “Textual Poachers,” Dr. Jenkins explored how audiences actively engage in shaping and reshaping media content.

He was the principal investigator for “The Civic Imagination Project,” a venture funded by the MacArthur Foundation. This project seeks to inspire creative collaborations within communities, emphasizing shared values and visions for the future.

Dr. Jenkins has been at the forefront of transformative projects like “Project New Media Literacies” and “The Education Arcade,” advocating for the educational use of computer technology and video games. As a public advocate, he has testified before the U.S. Senate, contributed to the legal struggles over fan-made films, and consistently championed the importance of media literacy.

Today, we have the unique opportunity to delve into Dr. Jenkins’ insights on emerging technology, such as AI, its impact on participatory culture, and on our evolving relationship with media and technology.