Unexpected Collaborations: Kids' Appropriation of GarageBand as a Group Creative Tool
Judd Antin, Dan Perkel, and Christo Sims, "Unexpected Collaborations: Kids' Appropriation of GarageBand as a Group Creative Tool" (December 1, 2008). School of Information. Paper 2008-027. Available at http://repositories.cdlib.org/ischool/2008-027
In this paper we present a case study of kids’ appropriation of GarageBand digital music software to create an informal, ad hoc collaborative process. We argue that elements of the socio-spatial context of use combined with the software and the audio mode created a ‘safe’ space for collaboration and a powerful mode for informal creative exchange and feedback. We conclude with suggestions for future study and questions to consider for the design of systems to support kids’ creative collaboration.