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Finansowanie społecznościowe jako nowe wyzwanie badawcze dla nauk o mediach
Crowdfunding: A New Challenge for Media Studies

Author(s): Patryk Gałuszka
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Media studies, Communication studies, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: crowdfunding;media studies;
Summary/Abstract: Despite its relatively short history, crowdfunding has established itself as an alternative way of financing production of music, movies and computer games. The paper shows how crowdfunding can be analysed from the perspective of media studies. It is argued that crowdfunding can lead to building new types of relationships between creators and audiences. The paper suggests that concepts such as produsage, participatory culture and free labour may be particularly useful in the analyses of crowdfunding.

  • Page Range: 119-128
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: Polish