Emerging from Converging Cultures: Circulation, Adaptation, and Value | SpringerLinkHe has also served on the technical advisory board at ZeniMax Media , parent company of video game publisher Bethesda Softworks. Beyond his home country of the United States and the broader English-speaking world , the influence of Jenkins' work especially his transmedia storytelling and participatory culture work on media academics as well as practitioners has been notable, for example, across Europe  as well as in Brazil  and India. Jenkins graduated from Georgia State University with a B. He then earned his M. Jenkins' academic work has covered a variety of research areas, which can categorized as follows:. Jenkins' media studies scholarship has focussed on several specific forms of media - vaudeville theater, popular cinema, television, comics, and video games - as well as an aesthetic and strategic paradigm, transmedia, which is a framework for designing and communicating stories across many different forms of media. In general, Jenkins' interest in media has concentrated on popular culture forms.
Convergence Culture Where Old and New Media Collide
The Politics of Adaptation pp Cite as. The play of value — or what I will call adaptive value — has always been a powerful underpinning of both adaptation practices and adaptation studies. By adaptive value I mean something fundamental: what makes an adaptation significant and important, or why does a particular adaptation matter? Historically this question has always been a dimension of any film adaptation, either intentionally or unintentionally, and, since at least the adaptation of Ben-Hur and the landmark copyright case it provoked, adaptations have generated and measured a myriad of values, ranging from the legal and economic to the aesthetic and moralistic. Indeed, as this range suggests, adaptive values have mapped, across different registers, the pervasive and often oblique ways in which ideology and politics have consistently infused the layered practices of cinematic adaptations from their production to their reception. Unable to display preview.
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