For people like me swamped everyday in convergence (if you might wonder, it’s still happening), I suggest to read Convergence Culture (where old and new media collide) by Henry Jenkins. You might start twinkling hearing the word ‘convergence’ over and over again but this book describes, in a very clear way, the complexity of the process of convergence in media, technology and culture surrounding us. If you might doubt, here’s what Howard Rheingold, author of Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution writes on this book:
“Henry Jenkins is the 21st century McLuhan I’ve been waiting for. With all the fuzzy generalities, moral panics, and gloomy pronouncements from industry spokesmen and social critics, Jenkins’ clearly communicated and nuanced analysis is sorely needed. The world McLuhan foretold back in the age of ‘electric media’ has become immensely more complicated in today’s many-to-many, converged, remixed and mashed-up, digital, mobile, always-on media environment. If you are a parent, a student, an educator, a creator or consumer of popular culture, an entrepreneur, or a media industry executive, you need to understand convergence culture. And you will only after reading Henry Jenkins.”
Probably the best book I read on media, culture and technology changes since Smart Mobs.
Innovation Strategist - Enabling Mobile Value Added Products & Services
I assist global brands, startups, companies and organisations with cutting edge open innovation strategy on how to mobilise their business and products through projects, research, strategy, presentations, workshops and brainstorms.
I am a Creative Entrepreneur, Mobile & Innovation Strategist and Public Speaker with over 18 years of experience in Internet technology, specialising in mobile innovation and start ups since 1999.
In 2012, I co-founded Nyota Media - the world's first growth agency for innovative African entrepreneurs, start-ups and international companies that use technology to improve the lives of Africans.
A graduate from Singularity University, I have lectured at Web 2.0 Expo, The Next Web, Campus Party, PICNIC, next, MIDEM, MIPTV, OCE Discovery & Media Summit, ...
In my free time I play the saxophone, enjoy art & design, and yoga; I am a father of three grown daughters, and live happily with my wife and son in Cambridge, UK.
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