PBS Idea Channel host Mike Rugnetta explores the future of fandoms and whether they will eventually influence things like politics or infrastructure. This particular episode is also part of a greater PBS Digital Studios collaboration exploring the future in general.
What is THE FUTURE of Fandoms? Excited, interested, and devoted to a piece of the world, fandoms have an ever growing presence and power in our culture. But how will that power morph in the coming decades? Will fans be able to control the media they celebrate? Will fan-created works and the argument of Fair Use alter copyright law? Will fandoms find a place in politics and government?