Digital Media & Culture: Collaborative Essay Collection 2018/Glossary

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Always-on is the phenomenon that we are connected to the network (information and people) everywhere and all the time (boyd, 2012, pp. 71-72). [1]


Convergence is “the flow of content across multiple media platforms, the cooperation between multiple media industries, and the migratory behavio[u]r of media audiences who will go almost anywhere in search of the kinds of entertainment experiences they want” (Jenkins, 2006, p. 2). [2]


Dataveillance is the “systematic use of personal data systems in the investigation or monitoring of the actions or communications” Clarke (1998, p. 499). [3]


Disconnectivity is a conscious disavowal or non-consumption to remove or not use media platforms (Portwood-Stacer, 2013, p.1042).[4]


Remediation is the repurposing of media or the “representation of one medium in another” (Bolter & Grusin, 2000, p. 45). [5]


Transmedia (storytelling) is “a process where integral elements of a fiction get dispersed systematically across multiple delivery channels for the purpose of creating a unified and coordinated entertainment experience. Ideally, each medium makes it[s] own unique contribution to the unfolding of the story” (Jenkins, 2011, n.p.) [6]

Reference ListEdit

  1. boyd, d. (2012). Participating in the always-on lifestyle. In M. Mandiberg (Ed.), The social media reader (pp. 71-76). New York: New York University Press.
  2. Jenkins, H. (2006). Convergence culture: Where old and new media collide. London: New York University Press.
  3. Clarke, R. (1998). Privacy and Dataveillance, and organisational strategy. Retrieved 22/03, 2018.
  4. Portwood-Stacer, L. (2013). Media refusal and conspicuous non-consumption: The performative and political dimensions of Facebook abstention. New Media & Society, 15(7), 1041-1057. Doi: 10.1177/1461444812465139
  5. Bolter, J. D., & Grusin, R. (2000). Remediation: Understanding new media. London: MIT Press.
  6. Jenkins, H. (2011). Transmedia 202: Further reflections. Retrieved 27/01, 2018.