I found that the most essential contribution for me was participatory media projects as research. I understood that there is participatory projects continuum for which participation as well as representation get properly balanced and projects have a feel of grassroots. Contributory focal points in participation based film productions were utmost useful for me as they helped me to grasp the main highlight from the given case studies. What was really new for me was the information on participatory creative projects conditions. For example, I did not know that the necessary conditions under participatory creative projects are inclusive of unrestricted presence of membership, participants’ self-selection, control distribution, negotiation spaced, being transparent and co-recognition.
I further learned that contemporary networked media has made collaborative relationships have more fluidity. Looking for general grounds as well as a network can be a result of participatory media or creative media project. With documentary makers’ exception, however, producers of media have not yet started seeing themselves as active engagers to shape practices socially (Telo, 2013). To certain range, it is possible to look for social sciences guidance that had a long participatory media practice. It is the work of an academic from media to interfere and build communities that lead towards shaping social approaches.
I was also able to gather learning on an essential domain of this article which remained in social practice. I learnt that practice research for first generation deal with philosophy, culture, science and social theories. From the perspective of the learning gained in the article, I can say that practice is such that it spans across distinct fields and is related to individuals with institution to acknowledge interdependencies. An example can be quoted here of Ann Swidler who states that there are some practices which lead towards anchoring or constraining other culture based practices. She transferred her thoughts towards media which implied that ideology, or technological frame individual approaches through force collectiveness that people find problematic when trying to overcome.