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dc.contributor.advisorSchott, Bevin
dc.contributor.advisorYeatman, Gareth
dc.contributor.authorSnake-Beings, Emiten_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-12T04:50:42Z
dc.date.available2010-08-12T04:50:42Z
dc.date.issued2010en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationSnake-Beings, E. (2010). The construction of Karen Karnak: The multi-author-function (Thesis, Master of Arts (MA)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10289/4327en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10289/4327
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is situated within the comparatively recent developments of Web 2.0 and the emergence of interactive WikiMedia, and explores the mode of authorship within a Read/Write culture compared to that of a Read/Only tradition. The hypothesis of this study is that the role of the audience has become merged with the author, and as such, represents new functions and attributes, distinct from a more conventional concept of authorship, in which the roles of audience and author are more separate. Read/Write and participatory culture, as defined by this study, is focused on collaboration, and includes the influences of D.I.Y. culture, Open-Source practices and the production of text by multiple authors. Multi-authorship presents a re-thinking of several concepts which support the notion of the individual author, since the focus of multi-authorship is not on attribution and ownership of a finished text, but on the continued malleability of a text. Modes of multi-authorship, demonstrated in the use of the pseudonyms Alan Smithee and Karen Eliot, represent declarative authors whose names signify multiple origins, whilst concurrently indicating a distinct body of work. The function of these names form an important context to this study, since primary research involves the construction of an experimental mode of multi-authorship utilising WikiMedia technology and the interaction of thirty nine participants, who are invited to create a body of work under the collective pseudonym Karen Karnak. The data generated by this experiment is analysed using aspects of Michel Foucault's author-function to identify and determine power structures inherent in the WikiMedia context. The interplay of power structures, including concepts such as identity, ownership and the body of work, affect the resulting mode of authorship and contribute to the construction of Karen Karnak, suggesting further areas of research into the emerging multi-author.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Waikatoen_NZ
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dc.subjectmulti-authoren_NZ
dc.subjectmulti-authorshipen_NZ
dc.subjectauthor-functionen_NZ
dc.subjectauthoren_NZ
dc.subjectfunctionen_NZ
dc.subjectmultien_NZ
dc.subjectkaren karnaken_NZ
dc.subjectalan smitheeen_NZ
dc.subjectallen smitheeen_NZ
dc.subjectallan smitheeen_NZ
dc.subjectkaren elioten_NZ
dc.subjectwikien_NZ
dc.subjectwikimediaen_NZ
dc.subjectwikipediaen_NZ
dc.subjectparticipatory cultureen_NZ
dc.subjectDIYen_NZ
dc.subjectd.i.y.en_NZ
dc.subjectdo-it-yourselfen_NZ
dc.subjectfoucaulten_NZ
dc.subjectauthor as simulacraen_NZ
dc.subjectdeath of the audienceen_NZ
dc.subjectcollaborationen_NZ
dc.subjectcollaborative mediaen_NZ
dc.subjectweb 2en_NZ
dc.subjectweb 2.0en_NZ
dc.subjectHamilton underground film festivalen_NZ
dc.subjectart strikeen_NZ
dc.subjectstuart homeen_NZ
dc.subjectwikipediaen_NZ
dc.subjectmediawikien_NZ
dc.subjectdigital filmen_NZ
dc.subjectdigital artsen_NZ
dc.subjectweb arten_NZ
dc.subjectavatar authoren_NZ
dc.subjectavatar-authoren_NZ
dc.subjectavatarsen_NZ
dc.subjectdeclarative author functionen_NZ
dc.subjectdeclarative avatar functionen_NZ
dc.subjectpseudonymsen_NZ
dc.subjectpseudononymousen_NZ
dc.subjectpseudononymous authorshipen_NZ
dc.subjectpseudononymous declarative authoren_NZ
dc.subjectopen-source cultureen_NZ
dc.subjectopen sourceen_NZ
dc.subjectopen-source digital filmen_NZ
dc.subjectopen-source authorshipen_NZ
dc.subjectaction researchen_NZ
dc.subjectparticipation studiesen_NZ
dc.subjectparticipatory action researchen_NZ
dc.titleThe construction of Karen Karnak: The multi-author-functionen_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.disciplineScreen and Mediaen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Waikatoen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (MA)en_NZ
uow.date.accession2010-03-03en_NZ
uow.identifier.adthttp://adt.waikato.ac.nz/uploads/adt-uow20100303.133216
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ


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