"Remarkable . . . Jenkins’ insights are gripping and his prose is surprisingly entertaining and lucid for a book that is, at its core, intellectually rigorous . . . Jenkins’ impressive ability to break down complex concepts into readable prose makes this study vital and engaging."
- Publishers Weekly
"Jenkins is an astute observer of media culture and his insights are spot-on."
- The Los Angeles Times
"For any Sony PS3 execs out there wondering why their technological masterpiece is being ridiculed by customers before its even released . . . Convergence Culture is a must read . . . Jenkins offers numerous insights on how technology and media professionals can forge better relationships with their customers."
"Jenkins tries to bring clarity to cultural changes that are melting and morphing into new shapes on an hourly, daily, weekly, monthly basis. Convergence Culture provides a view that looks at the restless ocean and tracks the currents rather than just looking at the individual rocks on the beach."
- The McClatchy Newspapers
"One of those rare works that is closer to an operating system than a traditional book: it’s a platform that people will be building on for years to come. What’s more, the book happens to be a briskly entertaining read--as startling, inventive, and witty as the culture it documents. It should be mandatory reading for anyone trying to make sense of today’s popular culture—but thankfully, a book this fun to read doesn't need a mandate."
- Steven Johnson, author of the national bestseller, Everything Bad Is Good For You
Definitely worth a read if this is a topic of interest.
Jenkin's book Convergence Culture is a seminal study in the origin of transmedia as it relates to this evolving digital media technology and storytelling.
I would definitely recommend reading this book either before or after The Art of Immersion for a more well-rounded view.
This was the assigned textbook for a New Media class that I took several months ago (thanks Professor Nicholas, for keeping book costs low! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mrs. Glam
Picked this up as part of my reading of things related to fandom and fan studies. Of the books I've read recently on the subject, I feel like this one was the most well-written and... Read morePublished 7 months ago by C. Jefferson
I liked it and learned from it
It was required reading but I enjoyed it
Gimme a break.
Dr. Jenkins has achieved something special with this text--he's synthesized a few generations of technological achievement, humanities computing practices, and popular culture into... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Daniel Powell
Henry Jenkins cites good cases of how media is effecting John Q. Public, and that the changes shift like the changing sea at this point. Read morePublished 13 months ago by J E
Convergence Culture. Where old and new media collide
- Henry Jenkins
A good book, filled with examples of how our usage of media has changed -and is continuing to... Read more
I was almost about to order the kindle edition until I saw some of the reviews that the kindle edition doesn't come with page numbers which I think is ridiculous. Read morePublished 18 months ago by uglydance
Great title, decent idea, banal thesis, lame execution. Also, as recent as the publication is, its chief examples -- Survivor, American Idol -- are passe and overstated. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Adam Weinstein