She Works Hard for the Money/Man/Shoes/Herself/Her Sisters…

In the fourth and final installment of a limited series on Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn: Feminized Popular Culture in the Early Twenty-First Century, contributor Elizabeth Nathanson outlines the anthology’s “Labors” section and argues that mediated depictions of femininity are always working hard in public and private spheres while striving for creativity, community, and sisterhood.

Value Creation Through Digital Commons: Complicating the Discourse

How do producers of digital commons establish relations with the market, and how do they create economic value through their practices? An attempt to go beyond common misconceptions is done through looking at the phenomenon of “open movies” production within the 3D Blender and 2D Synfig animation communities.