The next wave in participatory culture: Mixing human and nonhuman entities in creative practices and fandom

  • Nicolle Lamerichs Independent scholar
Keywords: Artificial intelligence, Characters, Chatbots, Future thinking, Holograms


Disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and big data will radically change the interactions and media that fans rely on in their communities. The membership of fandom will also change by the participation of nonhuman entities such as chatbots. New interfaces and technologies will soon create a more data-driven fandom, which I predict will lead to participatory culture being shared with nonhuman entities and to a celebration of creative products created by nonhuman entities.