Can Fandom Change Society? | Off Book | PBS (by PBSoffbook)
Before the mass media, people actively engaged with culture through storytelling and expanding well-known tales. Modern fan culture connects to this historical tradition, and has become a force that challenges social norms and accepted behavior. Whether the issue is gender, sexuality, subversiveness, or even intellectual property law, fans participate in communities that allow them to think outside of what is possible in more mainstream scenarios. “Fannish” behavior has become its own grassroots way of altering our society and culture, and a means of actively experiencing one’s own culture. In a sense, fans have changed from the faceless adoring masses, to people who are proud of their identity and are stretching the boundaries of what is considered “normal”.
Zelda: The Musical (by mitchellmoffit)
An amazing Zelda musical based on songs from Ocarina of Time!
The Final Muppets Parody Trailer (by MuppetsStudio)
With the help of the Internet, I’m glad the Muppets are being reestablished and engrained into the minds of more people. Everything the Muppets and Jim Henson does is magical and meaningful. I hope to see more of the Muppets in the future.
The Witness - The first movie in the outernet. Augmented reality movie. Your smartphone solves the crime.
“The Witness” works like a smartphone-centered fusion of a traditional thriller and an interactive ARG: German viewers applied to participate online, and the “winners” got to enter a real-life version of the movie in which they play a role, using their phones to watch snippets of the film that play out like a virtual layer over the physical scene they’re standing in.