Thanks. I am looking forward to this experience. It helps that everyone so far has been so friendly. I really wasn't sure what to expect at first but it seems like a great community. I really appreciate the welcome. Thanks so much.
Thank you so much Josh! I am particularly struck by the diversity of the site, impressive. Below is an explanation of what constitutes a "participatory culture". Lost Zombies seems to incorporate all five aspects of a participatory culture.
#3 explains the mentoring aspect. In order to maintain the quality of the film, are some contributions disregarded? Are participants ever given suggestions for how to improve their contributions? How do members know if their films will be included?
Thank you again, this is very helpful.
For the moment, let’s define participatory culture as one:
1.With relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement
2.With strong support for creating and sharing one’s creations with others
3.With some type of informal mentorship whereby what is known by the most experienced is
passed along to novices
4.Where members believe that their contributions matter
5.Where members feel some degree of social connection with one another (at the least they
care what other people think about what they have created).