Creative transactions: Special digital monies in ‘Break Kickstarter’ crowdfunding campaigns

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Abstract

This paper conceptualizes ‘creative transactions’ – payment for creative work – as a rich site for the study, design and innovation ofnew financial technologies, and ‘special digital monies’. For most, creative labor remains highly precarious and underfunded and thoseworking in the creative industries frequently rely on diverse forms of funding for their work. As a case study, we draw on a corpus of87 ‘Break Kickstarter’ crowdfunding campaigns, where project creators were encouraged to break conventions and“rethink what aKickstarter campaign can be”. By studying how these innovative projects broke fundraising conventions and experimented with thetransactional attributes of a Kickstarter campaign, we show how they reconfigured the payment for creative work, and developed newrelations between creators and their audiences. Drawing on these analyses, we derive new ideas and opportunities for the design ofspecial digital monies to support novel creative transactions beyond crowdfunding campaigns
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI '21
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherACM
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781450380966
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 May 2021
EventACM SIGCHI 2021 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 8 May 202113 May 2021
https://chi2021.acm.org/

Conference

ConferenceACM SIGCHI 2021 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI ’21
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityYokohama
Period8/05/2113/05/21
Internet address

Keywords

  • money
  • creative transactions
  • crowdfunding
  • creative industries
  • FinTech

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