The YouTube reader / eds., Pelle Snickars, Patrick Vonderau.

Stockholm : National Library of Sweden, [2009].
511 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


Summary note
"When examining YouTube by way of metaphors such as the archive, the medium or the laboratory, one is immediately confronted with a number of inherent (and not easily solvable) conflicts and problems vying for more detailed answers. How does, for instance, the practice of open access relate to traditional archival standards, legal constraints, "old" media distribution and the entrepreneurial interests of the Google subsidiary? To what extent do clip aesthetics challenge traditional notions of, for example, textuality, episodic and serial narrative, documentary forms and also the very basic requirements of teaching and research? And what about the relationships between free-for-download video and mobile devices, between mashup software and patented hardware? How does the promise of empowering the "broadcasters of tomorrow" (YouTube) correspond to the realities of careers in broadcasting and film, to fan participation and management strategies? And finally: if YouTube is to be regarded as the world's largest archive, how do the texts and practices associated with its use work for and against cultural memory?" -- Introduction (p. 17).
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 466-485) and indexes.
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  • Part I: Mediality. The future of a medium once known as television / William Uricchio
  • The carnival of the new screen : from hegemony to isonomy / Bernard Stiegler
  • YouTube at the end of new media / Richard Grusin--- Part II: Usage. Videos of affinity on YouTube / Patricia G. Lange
  • The entrepreneurial vlogger : participatory culture beyond the professional-amateur divide / Jean Burgess and Joshua Green
  • Writers becoming users : YouTube hype and the Writer's Strike / Patrick Vondereau
  • Where quality matters : discourses on the art of making a YouTube video / Eggo Müller
  • Breaking the age barrier in the Internet age : the story of Geriatric1927 / Bjørn Sørenssen --- Part III: Form. Digital attractions : reloading early cinema in online video collections / Joost Broeren
  • Tales of epiphany and entropy : around the worlds in eighty clicks / Thomas Elsaesser
  • Home dance : mediacy and aesthetics of the self on YouTube / Kathrin Peters and Andrea Seier --^
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