Every month in OTW Signal we’ll take a look at stories that connect to the OTW’s mission and projects, including legal, technology, academic, fannish history, and preservation issues that are important for fandom, fan culture or transformative works.
In the News
Many fans are familiar with the OTW project Transformative Works and Cultures (TWC), which released the first of its 36 issues 13 years ago on September 15, 2008. TWC is an international, peer-reviewed journal which publishes academic articles about transformative works, media studies, and fan communities. Their issues have included studies about fanfiction, fan videos, film, TV, anime, comic books, fandom groups, video games, and machinima.
But the OTW itself has sometimes been the focus of academic work. Many of these have focused on AO3, either studying fandom while analyzing its content or looking at what its structure and function says about fandom and technology.