The Future of Fandoms | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

What is THE FUTURE of Fandoms? Excited, interested, and devoted to a piece of the world, fandoms have an ever growing presence and power in our culture. But how will that power morph in the coming decades? Will fans be able to control the media they celebrate? Will fan-created works and the argument of Fair Use alter copyright law? Will fandoms find a place in politics and government? Watch the episode, and let us know what you think!

This episode was a part of a collaboration with several other PBS Digital Studios shows, all talking about THE FUTURE!! Check out the other episodes!

Learn about the Collab Here:
Idea Channel: The Future of Fandoms

Game/Show: The Future of Games

It’s Okay To Be Smart: The Far Future

Crafts For Kids: DIY Robot Masks

Indie Alaska: Augmented Reality

Bon Appétempt: Post-Apocalyptic Pantry Cooking

Shanks FX: Holograms

Makin’ Friends With Ryan Miller: Bruce Duncan and Bina48

24 Frames: The Future: 3D Printing

Coma Niddy: Future Rap

BBQ With Franklin: The Future of BBQ






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