Five years ago I did a ‘crowdsourced’ interview for a book called Mashup Cultures – which is a fancy way of saying we invited people to send in questions via Twitter and email, and then I responded to a selection of them.
That seemed to go quite well – and as a reader, I like the interview format.
I was planning to include that interview, probably, in the book I’m preparing, Making Media Studies, which draws together some previously-published and some new material. (You can read an extract from the introduction).
But I looked at the interview just now, and to be honest it’s all a bit old really. The reading public deserve better! Or at least – newer!
So this blog post invites you, dear reader, to send me a question – or two! – for possible and probable inclusion. (Last time I think I used pretty much all the questions that I had something to say about, and only discarded ones where I was being invited to speculate about things I didn’t really know anything about, because that didn’t seem very worthwhile for readers).
The new book is called Making Media Studies: The Creativity Turn in Media and Communications Studies, so any questions which seem like they might fall somewhere in there would be especially welcome. But it would be reasonable to assume that someone else has asked ‘What do you mean by “the creativity turn in Media and Communications Studies”?’ and ask something a bit different to that.
As you might know, I’m also interested in anything to do with creativity, craft, making, digital media, design, open access/open culture, interdisciplinarity, systems, the maker movement, play and learning, the relationship between physical things and digital things, tools for thinking, and er lots of other things!
Question box image by Flickr user Raymond Bryson (see original), used under a Creative Commons BY 2.0 licence.