Conference season is upon us again: I'm shortly flying out to Europe to present a number of produsage-related papers at conferences in England, Austria, and Wales. The first of these is likely to be the most immediately interesting one for Produsage.org readers: at Transforming Audiences in London, I'll be presenting a paper that is more or less an English-language version of my presentation at Prosumer Revisited in March; I'll be critiquing Alvin Toffler's concept of the 'prosumer', and suggesting produsage as a more appropriate replacement that takes into account the very different affordances of today's participatory online technologies. In preparation for the conference, I've now made the Powerpoint available on this site, and
all things going well I'll also add the audio of the presentation soon after the conference. the audio is now online, too.
My papers for the other two conferences on this trip explore the application of produsage principles to specific contexts: I'm presenting an overview of recent efforts at government/citizen consultation in Australia, co-authored with my Gatewatching.org colleague Jason Wilson, at the 2009 Conference on Electronic Democracy in Vienna, and I'm discussing the exciting German hyperlocal citizen journalism Website myHeimat.de at the Future of Journalism conference in Cardiff. Those presentations, and the papers that go with them, are now online as well, here and here.
So, if you're at one or the other of these conferences, say hi - and as usual, for my liveblogging from the conferences, keep an eye on snurb.info from Thursday...