The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #160706 Message #3812724
Posted By: FreddyHeadey
04-Oct-16 - 01:59 PM
Thread Name: Digital Folk survey. Please take part!
Subject: RE: Digital Folk survey. Please take part!
Here is some text from a couple of their pages, it's worth looking further :
The questions asked by Digital Folk cover a range of activities. We have identified seven key contexts in which folk arts participation comes into direct and meaningful contact with digital media and technology.
The boundaries between these contexts are not fixed, and we recognise that many kinds of digital activity will fall between or across multiple categories. Nevertheless, classifying the wide variety of relevant behaviours and practices will help us to better conceptualise and study the field.
Public Organisations & Initiatives
What digital tools and resources do folk artists in England use?
a) What are the most common uses of digital tools and resources?
b) What effect does culture have on the use of digital tools and resources?
Do folk artists that are involved in different traditions/cultures utilise digital tools and resources in the same ways, and for the same
How do folk artists in England engage with digital tools and resources?
a) Do folk artists consider the use of modern digital tools and resources in relation to the 'folk' nature of the music they perform?
b) To what extent, if any, is the relationship between folk practitioners and digital materials different across different folk activities?
What are the effects of digital tools and resources on the folk arts in England?
a) What impact have digital tools and resources had on the popularity and profile of folk arts in England?
b) What can we see has changed and what might change soon?
The Survey Monkey answers can be left blank/skipped.
To give you some thinking time...
1. Where are you based?
2. What is your age? / / / / / /
3. What folk/traditional activities do you take part in?
4. For approximately how long have you been participating in these activities?
5. Do you use social media sites?
6. How often ?
7. Which ones?
8. What impact do you think social media has had on your participation in folk activities?
9. Do you use folk-oriented websites (i.e. websites specifically designed for folk/traditional activities)?
10. how often ?
11. Which ones?
12. What's your main reason for visiting these folk-oriented websites?
13. What impacts do you think these folk-oriented websites have had on your participation in folk activities?
14. Do you use folk-oriented online discussion forums/lists?
15. How often ?
16. Which ones?
17. Do you contribute your own posts to these forums/lists?
18. What impact do you think these forums/lists have had on your participation in folk activities?
19. Do you use portable devices in the course of your folk activities?
Laptop / Tablet / Digital sound recorder / Smartphone / Other
20. Briefly explain how you use them
21. What impacts do you think these devices have had on your participation in folk activities?
22. What particular software/applications do you use to help you in folk activities?
23. Briefly explain how you use them
24. What impacts do you think these software packages/applications have had on your participation in folk activities?
25. Do you share folk-related things that you have made yourself (e.g. transcriptions, audio/video recordings, photographs, etc.) digitally?
26. How often?
27. What type of things do you share, and how/where/why?
28. What impacts do you think the sharing of these materials has had on your participation in your folk activity?
29. Are the folk arts still "traditional" when digital media/technology is involved in their performance/creation?
30. Are there ways of using digital media or technology that you would consider inappropriate for folk activities?
31. Overall, do you think that digital media/technology has had a positive impact on the folk arts?
32. Are there any elements of your digital folk activities that you have not had a chance to tell us about, and which you think are interesting/important?
33. Has this survey caused you to think differently about the ways in which you use digital media/technology in relation to your folk activities? If so, how?