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The Evolution of Fanfiction and Transformative Works from Print to the Internet Age

This project will explore the history of the production of transformative works in collaborative fan communities. The modern conception of a “fan” as a science fiction/fantasy nerd who dresses up, attends conventions, and writes stories about their favorite characters grew largely out of the 1960’s with the advent of Star Trek. Today, belonging to a [...]

By |2019-09-30T18:06:17-05:00September 30th, 2019|Colleigh, Track Proposals|0 Comments

Track Proposal: Short-form messaging

This research project will examine how humans have dealt with information demanding immediate attention through innovations in short-form, long-distance, text-based messaging technologies beginning the 19th century. Up until the early 20th century, access to these types of technologies, due to cost and proximity, were limited to wealthy individuals and institutional players like militaries and businesses. [...]

By |2019-09-30T12:03:28-05:00September 30th, 2019|Amanda, Track Proposals|0 Comments