The project aims at identifying the creative dynamics that occur when young people aged 12-20 are involved with social media activities in relation to natural science museums. It also studies how their interaction and reflection processes relate to the content and the communication purposes intended by the museums.
The project deals with how mobile media can be used to scaffold young peoples’ creative science learning in a semi-formal learning context. The project positions itself between the research fields of semi-formal learning, digital literacy and museology, and qualitative studies are conducted in the science center Experimentarium’s semi-formal learning environment consisting of a school workshop "Energy agent for a day" and the associated exhibition.
The second generation of web-based communities and hosted services facilitates collaboration and sharing between users and reciprocity between users and providers, embracing open communication, decentralization of authority, and freedom to share and re-use. Such uses challenge received notions of organisational structure, distribution of professional authority and organisational branding....
This project focuses on the development of the Media mixer, an exhibition room at the Media museum where young user can produce, share and exhibit content. Through a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods the project shows how young people produce, share and appropriate content on a social platform which is best described as a hybrid economy of meaning.