How do vampires use the internet? An exploration of fandom and technology

How do vampires use the internet? An exploration of fandom and technology

Presented as a keynote at PyCode Conference, 15th October 2019.

Many thanks to remarried, narcisum, sheepskeleton, i-want-my-iwtv and Remco van Straten for allowing me to use their beautiful artwork in my slides. Two slides are taken from the Organization for Transformative Works' infographics.

Links and further information:

Fandom history and migration
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/aug/13/fan-fiction-fifty-shades-grey
https://fanlore.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Fandom_on_Tumblr
https://fanlore.org/wiki/Fandom_and_the_Internet
https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-rise-fall-internet-art-communities
https://meeedeee.tumblr.com/post/188387764186/a-new-history-of-fandom-purges
https://tenlittlebullets.dreamwidth.org/1067298.html
https://twitter.com/MorseCodexx/status/1155843769398431744

Pinboard
https://idlewords.com/talks/fan_is_a_tool_using_animal.htm

The Tumblr 'porn ban'
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/opinion/tumblr-adult-content-pornography-ban.html
https://fanlore.org/wiki/Tumblr_NSFW_Content_Purge
https://twitter.com/alliecsays/status/1069959663364595712
https://xeshirefm0.tumblr.com/post/181015400087
https://github.com/yahoo/open_nsfw

Quizilla
https://fanlore.org/wiki/Quizilla
https://www.quotev.com/quizzes/Quizilla

City of Heroes
https://massivelyop.com/2019/04/15/score-city-of-heroes-emulator-leak/
https://twitter.com/Enichan/status/1121508137222254593

Machinima
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machinima
https://www.bloodspell.com/

Archive of Our Own
https://www.wired.com/story/archive-of-our-own-fans-better-than-tech-organizing-information
https://fanlore.org/wiki/AO3_Tagging_Policy_Debate
https://fail-fandomanon.livejournal.com/24177.html?thread=107524209#t107524209

Organization for Transformative Works
https://transformativeworks.org/
https://github.com/otwcode

Dreamwidth
https://www.dreamwidth.org/legal/principles
https://github.com/dreamwidth/

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Rae Knowler

October 15, 2019
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