Die OTW (Organisation für Transformative Werke) ist eine von Fans gegründete gemeinnützige Organisation. Sie soll den Interessen von Fans dienen, indem sie ihnen einen Zugang zu Fankulturen und -werken in ihren unzähligen Formen bietet und deren Geschichte bewahrt.
Academia, Fanart, Fandoms, Fanfiction, Fannish Communities, Gender and Sexuality, Journal Committee, Music, OTW Sightings, Studies, News of Note
The new issue of Cinema Journal was guest edited by the OTW's Kristina Busse and she, along with co-editor of Transformative Works and Cultures Karen Hellekson, contributed articles. The entire issue is available for free online. Topics include articles on fan labor and feminism, fandom's gift culture, Fifty Shades and the "archive of women’s culture," and articles focusing on sampling, vidding, and cosplay.
Elections, Open Doors Committee, Volunteers & Recruiting, Volunteering
We would like to thank everyone who responded to our previous call for Communications Graphics volunteers and Tag Wrangling volunteers. Today, we're excited to announce the opening of applications for:
- Elections Committee Staff - [closing 25 May 2015 UTC]
- Open Doors Staff- [closing 25 May 2015 UTC]
We have included more information on each role below. Open roles and applications will always be available at the volunteering page. If you don't see a role that fits with your skills and interests now, keep an eye on the listings. We plan to put up new applications every few weeks, and we will also publicize new roles as they become available.
All applications generate a confirmation page and an auto-reply to your e-mail address. We encourage you to read the confirmation page and to whitelist volunteers -(at)- transformativeworks -(dot)- org in your e-mail client. If you do not receive the auto-reply within 24 hours, please check your spam filters and then contact us.
If you have questions regarding volunteering for the OTW, check out our Volunteering FAQ.
Academia, Education and Curriculum, Fanfiction, Fannish Practices, Gender and Sexuality, Women in Technology, News of Note
DNAInfo reported on workshops that use Sci-Fi, Fan Fiction to Teach Girls STEM and Writing Skills. "'A lot of the series that are popular today, like ‘Hunger Games’ or ‘Divergent,’ feature white characters...We think it’s really important to expose girls to visions of the future that have girls that look like them in leading roles doing the changing.' The project’s namesake, author Octavia E. Butler, inspired the founders to use science fiction as a way to talk about broader issues in social activism, gender, class and race. 'She looked at society through a real critical lens and didn’t sugarcoat anything...It blew me away because I never saw how sci-fi could be used to make me think of history and my own role.'”