Dan Perkel’s presentation of dissertation research on “Sharing, Theft, and Creativity: deviantART’s Share Wars and the Production of the Web”. A deep and thoughtful look into creativity on the web and the conditions that foster it.
Deals with the rhetoric around “digital generation” “Web 2.0” “remix culture” and online collaboration/sharing, its relationship to SOPA. Empirical research into how deviantART adapted to social media tools—internal controversy. Exploration into what “breaks the Internet”.