About This Book
This project offers a new critique of participatory media practices. While the concept ofparticipatory culture is often theorised as embodying the possibility of a potentially utopianfuture of media engagement and participation, this book argues that the culture industry, as itadapts and changes, provides moments of authorised participation that play out under thedominance of the industry. Through a critical recounting of the experience of creating a webseries in Australia (with a global audience) outside of the culture industry structures, this book argues participation can take place. It is these platforms that become spaces of controlled access toparticipatory cultural practices.