Openness in Video-Communication: New Forms of 'Open Television' Find Their Own Way

23 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2008

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Alessandro Narduzzo

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Vincenza Odorici

Department of Management - University of Bologna

Date Written: June 2007

Abstract

This paper aims to provide a conceptual framework to analyze and understand some emerging forms of video communication systems, emerged both at the local level and worldwide. Despite the importance of video communication systems in orienting public's understanding of important issues, they are still centric and inaccessible to people, but a number of cases unveil a new frontier of development. An appropriate way to conceive and analyze these cases is to apply and extend the concept of openness in domains that differ from software development. The existing perspective on openness in communication are used to analyze some emerging experiments of 'open television'. This paper advances some critiques to these perspectives and propose some fundamental traits that qualify the investigated experiments of open video communication. Various and multiple activity configurations, fluid roles of prod-using, direct development of the tools, literacy, IP right management are some of the issues that are taken into account in this paper and that enrich our view of open phenomena not related to software development.

Keywords: vide-communication, openness, media, prod-use

JEL Classification: D23, L22, L96, O34

Suggested Citation

Narduzzo, Alessandro and Odorici, Vincenza, Openness in Video-Communication: New Forms of 'Open Television' Find Their Own Way (June 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1144687 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1144687

Alessandro Narduzzo (Contact Author)

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano ( email )

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Vincenza Odorici

Department of Management - University of Bologna ( email )

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Bologna, Bologna 40126
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