My final conclusion is that this is, overall, a very wonderful book and a must read. There is a lot of wisdom in 150 pages.—Consumption Markets & Culture—
This book is an important contribution to the field, illustrated by a diverse set of case studies that bridge traditional disciplinary boundaries between design research, human–computer interaction, and media studies in ways that prioritize the doing of design… Collaborative Media will prove to be useful to researchers, and practitioners in any of the areas described, particularly the ones motivated by the deployment of design research in real-world contexts.
Löwgren and Reimer thoroughly analyse a complex set of issues related to this cultural shift, enriching the existing academic and public debates with new evidence from original case studies and a detailed theoretical discussion of what constitutes collaborative media in the 21st century. I salute the authors for this achievement and highly recommend reading this book.
—LSE Review of Books
This book comes at a perfect time for faculty members bridging the gap between their academic practice of media studies and the interest of the students to get out and produce—to no longer be passive viewers subjected to a silver bullet media.
—Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly