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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  1. How do Vampires Use the Internet? Rae Knowler PyCode Conference

    15 October 2019
  2. Rae Knowler @RaeKnowler Python (Django, CKAN) PHP, Go, JavaScript they/them

  3. None
  4. None
  5. remarried.tumblr.com

  6. narcisum.tumblr.com

  7. sheepskeleton.tumblr .com

  8. i-want-my-iwtv.tumblr.com

  9. I do not allow fan fiction. The characters are copyrighted.

    It upsets me terribly to even think about fan fiction with my characters. It is absolutely essential that you respect my wishes. Anne Rice, April 7, 2000 Remco van Straten
  10. What is this talk about?

  11. When you build a tool, you can't predict who's going

    to use it or what their needs will be
  12. Fans are very motivated and organised users

  13. Parallels between Open Source and fandom

  14. Wandering fandom

  15. 1990s: MUDs, UseNet, GeoCities

  16. 1998: LiveJournal, 1999: FanFiction.net

  17. 2007 (big fandom migration in 2010): Tumblr

  18. 2009 (big fandom migrations in 2017 and 2018): Dreamwidth

  19. 2009: Archive Of Our Own

  20. Fans using technology Fans repurposing technology Fans creating technology

  21. Fans using technology

  22. Maciej Cegłowski "Fan is a Tool-Using Animal"

  23. https://pinboard.in/

  24. pairing:chekhov/sulu p.needstags chapters-read:12

  25. 'research *artemis +dylan/posey @anonymous ^allthefeels ]<10k

  26. None
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  29. sophia-helix.tumblr.com

  30. None
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  32. Fans repurposing technology

  33. Quizilla, 2002-2014

  34. https://www.quotev.com/quizzes/Quizilla

  35. None
  36. melon limon lemonade lémón nomel l3m0n

  37. https://nerdvsworld.tumblr.com/ wallpaperzzz.com

  38. http://www.bloodspell.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bl oodSpell_logo.jpg#/media/File:Bloo dSpell_logo.jpg

  39. Fans creating technology

  40. None
  41. https://transformativeworks.org/flyer s/

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  46. Open access Interoperability Open source Community review Respecting privacy Transparency

    Freedom Respect
  47. Conclusions

  48. When you build a tool, you can't predict who's going

    to use it or what their needs will be
  49. Fans are very motivated and organised users

  50. Parallels between Open Source code and fandom

  51. Thank you!