For class we were asked to find out what we could about the others to one of the texts we are using in class. Google at first had some basic background information, and I quickly found his blog and noticed in his blog roll Joanne Jacobs was sitting there too. Bruns, Dr. Bruns, has a Phd in Media and Cultural Studies and got that from the University of Queensland, Australia, super cool. Some of his more recent work can be found on this site which seems to include his posts from his blog.
The term Produsage has been all over in the book as we read through it for class, and yes, Dr. Bruns coined the term. It is a mix of the word Production and Usage, Dr. Bruns puts it in his own words as
“the collaborative and continuous building and extending of existing content in pursuit of further improvement”
Or in an example given later, Wikipedia.
Now Joanne Jacobs had a lovely about page on her blog where I was able to glean some information. She has a BA in English and Creative Writing and has done a lot of work in writing fields including newspapers, magazines, and books. Her blog posts seem to be centered around education and the problems of it.
I found another blog of hers and the information in her about page is more professionally based. Here she seems more focussed on the newest technology advances and practises. She has publications out there and one article I found was on women and technology how (studies based in Australia) women are under represented in new media technology fields. She has also written on Digital Democracy and Digital Activism. She has lots of articles but the ones I read through shows that she is very aware of new technology and its political effects or involvement.
For a list of her articles I found them here. Interesting stuff!