distribution, aggregation and the social; open and closed

Distribution and aggregation brings light to new social groups which were previously not existing.

By definition, production is

‘In the Universal Copyright Convention, “publication” is defined

in article VI as “the reproduction in tangible form and the general
distribution to the public of copies of a work from which it can be
read or otherwise visually perceived.

When these productions are spread amongst different ‘communities’ it is considered distribution. How does aggregation come into this equation? These new relationships are formed when these distributions combine. Thus, in regards to what we are studying, forms of publishing, aggregation refers to texts, images and codes being brought into new relationships.

Books- A book can be considered a published aggregation; it is composed of different ideas, facts and fantasies that are produced within cultural distributions. These can be considered the genres of the book, such as the emotion which composes the book ie. hunger, love)
Ie. a midsummer night’s dream by Shakespeare is an aggregation of lovers within differing social classes.

News- The news is very prominently distributed and contains aggregated forms of information. The aggregation comes from its content- politics, gossip, the weather and general news is what the paper is generally constructed of. This aggregated information can be distributed in many ways; both physically and technologically. I find that the way that information is distributed changes the way that it is also aggregated. An example is the Sydney Morning Herald. I find that the actual newspaper centres more information on hard news and political information whereas the website consists of lifestyle and entertainment sections. I personally believe that this reflects the distribution; people who access the newspaper online are more likely to be of the younger generation etc. As contentshare.blogger says, print media must adopt a google-like model of content aggregation in order to reach all audiences. Much so like, integrating the old with the new.

This is further explained in the reading What is implied by living in a world of flow where socialist Danah Boyd expresses that accessing information is a process whereas producing information is a task. Broadcasted media differs from networked media which disturbs the flow of the information we access.

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